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Bright Lights Cosmos (100 seeds) (FL241) $2.50

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Bright Lights Cosmos

         
 
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(Cosmos sulphureus) Brilliant flowers in shades of orange, yellow, and flame-red. The plants are early to bloom and produce profusely. Colorful and easy to grow.
 
Bright Lights Cosmos
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

88.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Intermittent Gardener
Location:
Pittsburg, TX, United States
Date:
January 16, 2019
          5.0
 
Interesting results in Zone 8A
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Popular with pollinators

What are the cons? Unpredictable size

Review:

I planted some of these Cosmos among my squash plants and black raspberries as well as by themselves along a west-facing wooden fence. Beginning early July, some of those in the vegetable garden bloomed at about 24-36" while some others didn't bloom. Later in the summer, the non-bloomers continued to grow upward and reached peak heights of 5-6 feet before blossoming for 2 or 4 weeks, maybe longer. Some were knocked down by very heavy rains; no matter, the ends just started growing vertically another couple feet and bloomed. The peak height by our pool deck fence was nearly 9 feet! Those plants were also knocked down by a heavy rain in October and promptly grew to nearly 36" and blossomed, surviving until a heavy frost in mid-November. My sunflowers only grew to about 4 or 5 feet, so I guess the Cosmos took their place. I didn't remove the plants until December, so I expect they've self-sown in 8 or 10 places (and I'll plant some as well); the seeds remind me of marigolds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nancy
Location:
Timbo, AR, United States
Date:
December 8, 2018
          5.0
 
BEST COSMOS OUT THERE
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? self-sows, pollinators love it

What are the cons? not a good cut flower

Review:

I planted these probably five years ago in one of my vegetable gardens and I have yet to plant them again. They self-sow extremely well and could be looked at as a weed--only, that is, if you don't like a beautiful sea of yellow and orange flowers with pollinators buzzing all over the place. I let the volunteers grow all over my garden and simply pull up the ones in the way. They are not at all invasive. I plant A LOT of varieties of flowers to grow among my vegetables and this is is the most profusely blooming and the best-looking for the longest time. The only downside is that they are not a good cut flower. If you are looking for an upright grower that will bloom and bloom without any care whatsoever and attracts bees and butterflies from far and wide, get this flower.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Teamdean
Location:
Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Date:
December 3, 2018
          5.0
 
Very Late Nectar Source
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Color, height

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grow Cosmos every year and was blown away by these! At first, they just kept growing taller and taller and no blooms and looked almost like small trees because they were so tall and bushy! I started thinking they were duds and were never going to bloom but finally in late October I was rewarded with beautiful bright orange/red flowers on 6-8 ft plants!! The butterflies, honey bees and hummingbirds ABSOLUTELY adored these and they are great as a late nectar source for migrating hummingbirds and butterflies ! I’m harvesting seeds now as I write this review!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Irene
Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Date:
October 6, 2018
          4.0
 
Super tall
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? great orange flowers

What are the cons? much taller than expected

Review:

The seed packet said flowers about 1.5 ft, but mine are over six feet tall. Of course, this year we had double the rainl and not as much hot summer sun as compared to usual. About 1/3 of the plant that germinated flowered - beautifully. The bees love the bright orange flowers. About 2/3 didn't flower at all. They look like small trees. They have beautiful leaves and it's an interesting look.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bostongal
Location:
East Boston, MA, United States
Date:
September 25, 2018
          4.0
 
Got way taller not many flowe
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty color

What are the cons? Too tall

Review:

This is my third year planting these and this year was radically different. My cosmos are now well over six feet tall! This is really tall and towers over my garden and hides things. Last year these were Max four or five feet. Also only a few of the plants are flowering. I don't know what's up, but will plant with caution next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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