Cosmos Sulphur Ladybird Red Dwarf Cosmos Sulphureus is a compact, herbaceous, flowering annual plant native to Central America. Cosmos Sulphur Ladybird Red Dwarf seeds can be started indoors in February to early March for transplanting after last frost. Klondike Cosmos is another common name of this popular annual. Cosmos Sulphur Ladybird Red features elegant, feathery foliage and produces masses of very showy, semi-double red cosmos flowers. Cosmos is a vigorous bloomer, and the plant blooms over a long period, from early summer until first frost attracting beneficial pollinators including butterflies and bees.
Cosmos Sulphur Ladybird Red Dwarf is a popular addition to cutting gardens, and one of the best annual flowers for annual borders, container and mass planting. Cosmos Sulphureus seeds can be planted directly outdoors from early March until mid-June, and Cosmos is drought and heat tolerant plant that grows best in full sun and average, dry or moist, but well-drained soil. Ladybird Cosmos is an exceptional cut flower and suitable for xeriscaping.
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