Cosmos Sonata Carmine is around 40-60 cms tall and so is much smaller and tidier than the average 100 cms Cosmos bipinnatus. It provides the deep pink - Carmine is a good name - of the Sonata range. We sell three, Sonata White and Sonata Pink being the other two all of which are dwarf Cosmos that are ideal for smaller gardens, window boxes and container gardening in general. It is certainly the best dark pink Cosmos for your patio, terrace, balcony or roof-garden and it is because of this as well as its incessant production of stunning carmine flowers that we chose this to be part of our range of ready to plant cosmos seedlings.
We think cosmos look much better planted in numbers rather than in one's and two's. As a drift of maybe a dozen plants, in a single colour or mixed if you prefer, Cosmos Sonata Carmine is a sight for sore eyes.
Belying their size, Sonata Cosmos produce quite remarkable numbers of flowers almost without catching breath from May until November. These are smaller plants than most other Cosmos - such as the Double Clicks - so the flower stems will be shorter than those produced by taller varieties but, although we have not tested this scientifically, they seem to produce about as many flowers.