Double Click Rose Bon Bon Cosmos Plants
- Colour: Pink
- Height: 90-100 cms
- Planting Months: May to July
- Flowering: June to November
Cosmos Double Click Rose Bon Bon
Cosmos Bon Bon carries beautiful, pastel mid-pink double flowers up to 8 cms in diameter in a non-stop assault on the visual senses between (depending on when you plant it) May and November. It is quite a tall plant - in the right situation it can reach 100 cms - which Means you probably don't want it right at the front of a border. So position it towards the middle but keep it within reach - we have a stepping stone in our border, so we can reach the cosmos without compacting the soil as we cut from them about twice a week. It is a brilliant cutting flower as well as being beautiful in the garden. Browse our range of cosmos seedlings.
It cuts a real dash planted in numbers, by itself. Try it and see, but It also works incredibly well mixed up with the other double Cosmos such as Cranberries and Snow Puff. And that pink is fabulous in a grey container with silver-leaved companions
Annual Cosmos of any variety ought to be in every child's first garden because they are the easiest plants to grow. They will also be in my last garden because they are so beautiful and rewarding. All they need is sun, water and well-drained but moisture retentive soil. Given those you reap a reward in terms of flowers per square metre that is unmatched by any other plant you can grow in the UK. So having a patch somewhere is simply essential.
Cut it to use indoors or deadhead it as the flowers fade and Rose Bon Bon will flower from late spring to late autumn when it will be cut down by the first frosts.
Cosmos Double Click Rose Bon Bon Features
- Type: Half-hardy Annual
- Flowers: Double, ruffled up to 8cms across
- Colour: Pastel pink
- Height: 90-100 cms
- Planting Months: April - June/July
- Flowering: May - November
- Plant Spacing: 35-50 cms
Plant Cosmos Double Click Rose Bon Bon in well prepared, moist soil that ideally was enriched with a little organic matter the previous autumn. Not too much as Cosmos flower better if the soil is not overly rich. Water well after planting and for at least a week after that just to make sure they establish well.
Cosmos also grow very well in containers but remember that they can reach 100 cms in ideal conditions so we would suggest using pot sizes of at least 5 Litres and preferably a bit more. Any general purpose compost will do here.
The main requirements are that your plants have enough light and water - they grow very fast and flower hugely through summer so moisture is important. They can cope with a little shade but flower better in full sun. In general, they need an absolute minimum of 4 hours direct light a day, but 6-8 hours would be better.
Because you are buying seedlings, you can plant your cosmos into their final flowering positions immediately. Space your plants 35-50 cm apart and (in a bed) plant them in drifts of rather than singly. They will either need a 90 cms cane per plant (which should be pushed in about 30 cms deep and about 5 cm from a plant) or a support made of twine or pea/bean netting. This should be stretched between canes about 40 cms above ground level and the cosmos can then grow through it. It is not pretty at first but the plants disguise it very quickly and it is an effective solution (if you are anti-plastic, you can also make a cat's cradle of twine between canes around the outside of the planting). Just don't plant a group that is so big you can't reach the middle...
As flowers develop cut them or dead head when they are over and your cosmos will carry on flowering all summer long. A well-grown plant can quite literally produce a hundred flowers or so in a season.
To maintain flower quality and size, you can use a high potash and phosphate fertiliser every fortnight throughout summer Home-made comfrey tea is perfect or one of the specialised tomato fertilisers will do very well.