Cosmos Picotee Cosmos Bipinnatus is a flowering annual plant native to Mexico. In mild climate, Cosmos Picotee seeds can be sown directly outdoor in fall, and other common name of this plant is Mexican Aster. Cosmos Picotee is an extremely showy hybrid of wild Cosmos that features feathery, blue-green foliage and produces masses of magnificent white or light-pink flowers with rosy-red edges and pin striping. Cosmos Picotee starts to bloom in summer and blooms prolifically until frost making a sensational display in the garden and attracting bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds.
Cosmos Picotee is a popular border and bedding plant, and this popular annual wildflower is a long time cutting garden favorite. If Cosmos Bipinnatus seeds are started indoors, the early summer blooms will extend the blooming period. Cosmos plant tolerates drought and heat thriving in full sun and average, moist but well-drained soil. Cosmos is one of the best cut flowers available.
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