Cosmos Dazzler Cosmos Bipinnatus is a half-hardy annual native to Mexico. Cosmos Dazzler seeds can be started indoors or outdoors, and also known as Mexican Aster this popular annual features finely divided foliage and blooms with showy, large, carmine-red flowers with yellow centers. Dazzler Cosmos blooms all summer and fall until first frost, and bees and butterflies like to visit blooming Cosmos.
Cosmos Dazzler is an exceptional annual flower for mixed beds and borders, cutting and cottage gardens, and mass planting in naturalized areas. Cosmos Bipinnatus seeds have to be covered with soil just lightly, and the established Cosmos flower grows best in full sun and average, evenly moist, well-drained soil, but the plant can tolerate some drought. Cosmos is a superb cut flower with vase life as long as 7-10 days.
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