A lovely tall variety of Cosmos growing to 4 ft. Blooms all summer in a medley of rose, crimson, white and pink, 3½” semi-double sized flowers. Suitable for beds and borders. Plant in any well drained soil, in full sun. East to grow – requires minimal watering, deadheading will prolong flowering. Annual. Deer resistant. Attract pollinators. Moderate drought and salt tolerance.

Landscape Attributes

Cosmos senation is an herbaceous annual with an upright habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

It is a low maintenance plant. Deadheading is not required and it will flower all season. Deer and rabbits don’t particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cosmos Sensation is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cosmos Sensation will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 2 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. Its foliage is fluffy and they should be planted at the back of borders. This fast-growing annual will live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Photo courtesy of Jolly Farmer New Brunswick


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