Cosmos Sonata Red Dwarf Cosmos Bipinnatus is a compact, half-hardy annual native to Mexico. Cosmos Sonata Red Dwarf are easily grown from seeds, and often called Mexican Aster or Cut Leaf Cosmos this dwarf Red Cosmos has a compact growth habit reaching only 12-24 inches in height. Cosmos Sonata Red has medium-green, fern-like foliage with finely cut leaves, and produces dazzling, large 3 inches across, carmine-red flowers. Cosmos Sonata is a heavy bloomer, and the Cosmos flowers appear all summer and fall until first frost attracting butterflies and bees to the garden.
Dwarf Cosmos is often grown in borders, containers and big pots. The Cosmos plants are a wonderful addition to wildflowers in naturalized areas. Cosmos Bipinnatus seeds have to be just slightly covered with soil, and the established Cosmos flower prefers full sun to partial shade environment and grows well in both average and poor soils, tolerating drought and heat. Dwarf Cosmos Sonata is one of the best cut flowers.
Height: 12-24 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