Cosmos Candy Stripe Cosmos Bipinnatus is one of wildflowers that is also a popular garden annual. Cosmos Candy Stripes seeds are very easy to germinate, and also called Mexican Aster this annual flower features attractive ferny foliage and produces showy, large flowers with golden centers and white petals that have rosy edges and striping. Cosmos starts to bloom in midsummer and the flower production constantly increases until plants are killed by frost. The Cosmos flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds.
Cosmos Candy Stripe is a big favorite for roadside plantings since these large flowers make such a colorful show. Cosmos Bipinnatus seeds are easy to grow without any special soil treatment, and once established the Cosmos plant prefers full sun and good soil, but this flower will adapt to almost any environment except a constantly wet one. Cosmos thrives in hot and dry climates, and in warmer areas the plant easily re-seeds itself.
Height: 36-48 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Medium well-drained, pH 6.1-7.4
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Spring (2-4 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Summer (Zones 1-6) Fall (Zones 7-11)
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days