Bright Lights Blend Cosmos Seeds

Heirloom

#1049
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Bright Lights is a cosmic beauty show from midsummer until first frost. Vibrant, bold, 2 1/2" flowers on 36" plants attract butterflies and hummingbirds that love the nectar from the blossoms. Cosmos are a superb choice for wildflower and naturalized areas, as they are drought tolerant, and neglect is the kind of care they prefer! An excellent cut flower.
$1.79 1 gram

Botanical Name: Cosmos sulphureus

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Mexico and possibly NW South America

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 36" tall

Variety Information: 2½" flowers in a blend of yellow, golden, golden-orange, and scarlet-orange

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: Barely cover

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 1" – 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, cut stems just as flower buds begin to open.

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Bright Lights Blend Cosmos Seeds Reviews

7 reviews
These guys love the Florida heat
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Florida's heat and summer sun makes these guys laugh! These flowers profusely self sow and I never need to water them, even in the middle of the summer. The blooms last for an extended period of time and a single plant will bloom for weeks. The butterflies and bees love this variety.
Tara P

Vibrant color
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 21, 2018
This plant is so delightful! I could not be more pleased with it. The colors are amazing. I planted these seeds in a box for cut flowers, and they are quite prolific. First time growing cosmos, will definitely buy again.
Cate

Cosmos Bright Lights
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We always include this plant in our flower beds as well as vegetable plantings since we've found it to be an excellent pollinator flower --bees love it - also woks for flower arrangements - a lovely flower and great garden staple
Milli Wright

Beautiul Cosmos
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I planted this Bright Lights Blend Cosmos Seeds and the Seashell too, but this cosmos flowered first. It's radiant red and yellow and elegant as shown in the photos. Thank you for the healthy seeds. I love all Botanical Interests seeds that I have grown!
Thimy

Love, Love, Love
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jun 19, 2019
I saw these in a neighbor's garden about 8 years ago and fell in love with them. They re-seed great, are drought tolerant, attract pollinators, and hold up pretty well in a flower arrangement. They also provide seeds for hungry birds in the fall. I love adding them to the veggie garden, as well as flower beds.
Lindsey

Loved Them
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Absolutely loved them. So easy to grow, and they did great in containers. They even sprung up in the cracks in the pavement, I must have dropped some seeds there by accident. Loved the brilliant colors, and they bloomed for months on end. Water and deadheading were the only care they received.
Kristy

Beautiful and Enchanting
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I fell in love with this flower years ago when I saw a house in my neighborhood with a 20 foot bed chock full of bright orange flowers. She told me they were cosmos and offered me seeds, but at the time I wasn't patient enough to start seeds. I just bought plants. Fast forward I'm now learning to grow things from seed. I'm in zone 10 A Florida and started these seeds towards the end of May in jiffy pots and then carefully transplanted them in ground after two weeks. I cannot believe that it's been only 58 days from seed to now and I've got a gorgeous 3 foot tall patch chock full of beautiful gold, yellow, orange and sunset colored blooms. I actually got my first few blooms at only 44 days. I think it was far too hot in my zone to seed start as late as I did as in was in the high 80s in May but nevertheless these seeds still grew, and are withstanding temps now in the 90s as well as our tropical rainstorms. So I think these seeds are absolutely superb quality. These are also great for Florida gardeners because they are definitely a flower that can easily handle our hot and humid climate.
Pauline Decourbe

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