Cosmos 'Sonata Hot Pink Mixed'

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60 large plug plants £16.99 Email me when in stock
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  • Position: full sun to light shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to the first frosts
  • Flowering colour: a mixture of carmine, pink and white
  • Hardiness: tender

    Large, daisy-like flowerheads, that come in an array of white and pink shades, appear non-stop throughout the summer and right up until the first frosts. Superb as border plants, they will also flourish in large pots - and their fine, feathery foliage is also attractive.

    Grown in individual plug cells, each plant measures about 5 - 7cm tall (from the base of the root to the top of the plant). They are ideal for keen gardeners who have a greenhouse where the plants can be grown on until they are ready for planting out in the garden once all chance of frost has passed.

    Please note that as we grow these for especially for you, we need to take full payment when you place your order so as to reserve stock for you. See above for despatch dates for this particular plant. To ensure that your plants arrive in the best possible condition each pack will be despatched individually.

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  • Q:

    I want to give pots of cosmos as presents. please can you tell me how many of the plugs should I put in a 2litre pot. thank you.
    Asked on 4/14/2014 by sandra from north wales

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      Eventually these plants grow to 60cm high by 30cm wide, so you could get away with just one per pot, however if you want the pot to look nice and full reasonably quickly, then I would opt for 3 or even 5 plugs in each 2-litre pot.

      Answered on 4/16/2014 by helen from crocus
  • Q:

    Are the Sonata Hot Pink Mixed a dwarf variety, and if so, how tall do they grow (in inches please!!)
    Asked on 3/8/2014 by happy gardener from Havant, Hampshire

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there
      This is a smaller form of Cosmos growing to approx 2ft tall.
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 3/10/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
  • Q:

    1) Given the current weather conditions and the fact that I only have a cold frame, would the cosmos plugs be OK in a cold frame for a while?
    2) Please can you tell me the approximate height they grow to. Are they more suitable as 'back of border' plants?
    Thank you.
    Asked on 3/31/2013 by Ice skater from Southampton

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      These plants will grow to around 60cm tall, and as they are tender they do need to be grown in frost-free conditions. If your coldframe is in a warm, sheltered position, then they should be fine in there until the temperatures improve.

      Answered on 4/2/2013 by Helen from Crocus
  • Q:

    My greenhouse is not heated. Can I grow the cosmos plugs on in an unheated greenhouse?
    Asked on 3/31/2013 by deeg from Leatherhead, Surrey

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      It really depends on how cold the temperatures are outside as these plants are tender. Very shortly, the temperatures should be starting to rise, so I suspect they should be fine in an unheated greenhouse, but they may need to be temporarily moved somewhere a little warmer if it gets really cold.

      Answered on 4/2/2013 by Helen from Crocus
  • Q:

    How hot of temperature can a cosmos Sonata mix takeover
    Asked on 3/17/2013 by Geeg from menifee ca 92584

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      I'm afraid I do not have a maximum temperature for this plant, but as it is a tender plant that needs warmth to grow, I imagine it will tolerate quite high temperatures.

      Answered on 3/18/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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