Candystripe Cosmos Seeds

4.1818181818182 out of 5 stars
(11 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
A beauty like no other, 'Candystripe' has a golden center flanked by white petals with rosy edges and striping, making one sweet cut flower! Once established, cosmos are drought tolerant; neglect is the kind of care they prefer. They reseed readily, making them ideal for wildflower or naturalized areas.
$1.99 500 mg (~60 seeds)

Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Mexico and Arizona

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 3'–6' tall

Variety Information: 3"–4" blossoms of white with rose- to crimson-colored edges and striping

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, harvest in the morning and cut stems just as flower buds begin to open.

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Candystripe Cosmos Seeds Reviews

11 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Jul 16, 2019
Beautiful! Photo worthy! Each and every bloom.
Vicki Gade from KY


1 out of 5 stars Oct 1, 2019
I was very disappointed as these seeds did not come up! Will not buy from this company again!
Ann Glass from WA
Owner Response: Hello Ann, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our seeds are tested regularly to ensure the germination rate exceeds federal and our own standards and we are so sorry to hear that your seeds did not germinate similarly. A customer service agent will be in contact with you to see how we can help.

Easiest Seeds to Grow

5 out of 5 stars Apr 18, 2020
I am not sure how these seeds could ever be rated one star. They are by far among the easiest seeds to grow. Botanical Interests provides perhaps the most thorough sowing instructions of any seed company out there. I have been growing these seeds for years. All you need to do is take a handful, broadcast them, water them and wait a week for them to come up. By the end of the season, you will be blessed with tall stems adorned with non stop flowers. Many pollinators will appreciate their presence and as an added bonus, they don't need a ton of water to thrive. For anyone on the fence as to whether to order from Botanical Interests, don't be. I have been buying from them for years and always have nearly 100% germination. Just follow the instructions and you cannot go wrong.
Benny from CO


5 out of 5 stars Jun 7, 2020
These cosmos grew so fast. They're so easy to take care of and they seem very healthy so far. Beautiful flowers!
Kayla from OH

Nice variety of cosmos

5 out of 5 stars Jul 3, 2021
I generally plant a whole variety of cosmos every year and added this one to the mix last year. It did well and grew tall and strong. I liked the coloration on the petals just like the drawing shows. I always start my cosmos from seed indoors and transplant them out when the weather is warmer and had great germination success with these.
Steph from UT

The BEST Cosmos are Candystripe

5 out of 5 stars Sep 17, 2021
I love all Cosmos, but the Candystripe Cosmos are on a whole new level. Long stemmed and bushy 4' x 4' display of light and dark pink striped blooms. Seed packet picture does not do it justice. Healthy and carefree. Just deadhead regularly. Bees and butterflies love these stunning flowers.
Nancy from CA


5 out of 5 stars Sep 18, 2021
I have never had such large lovely Cosmo's in my life. They are like small saplings and tall. Beautiful addition to my wild section of the garden. Will definitely get another seed packet for next year and plant them down in an area I call 'nobody's land" between the river road fence and mine. Thanks.
Richard from CT

Potential user error

4 out of 5 stars Oct 9, 2021
I sowed these and kind of forgot about them, which resulted in... well not much. I will try these again, because the few blooms produced were very nice.
Joshua from MO
Owner Response: Hi Joshua, Re-using yard flags is a great way to mark new sowing so they get watered consistently! Happy gardening!


1 out of 5 stars May 5, 2022
These did not sprout well and once sprouted did not grow well.
Mary from ME
Owner Response: Hi Mary, Because you left this same comment on several products, I wanted you to know that our goal is for you to have a great garden! We are here to help troubleshoot any issues you may have and we do guarantee our seeds. It sounds as though there are some opportunities to improve the growing conditions. Once sprouted, seedlings' ability to thrive is completely dependent upon growing conditions. Please don't hesitate to contact us for help. Rest assured our seeds are tested by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards prior to packing. A customer service agent will be in contact by email soon.

Cosmos seeds

5 out of 5 stars May 14, 2022
Love this variety of cosmos as I do all of your other ones and your zinnias. I plant both every year with super results!
Debra from NY


5 out of 5 stars Dec 5, 2022
Very easy to grow, perfect for bouquets, and stunning colors with each plant being totally a different shade of pink.
Micah from PA

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