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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Candy Stripe' (Cosmos 'Candy Stripe')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Candy Stripe'

Other names

Cosmos 'Candy Stripe'

Genus

Cosmos Cosmos

Variety or Cultivar

'Candy Stripe' _ 'Candy Stripe' is an upright half-hardy annual. In summer, it has feathery foliage and daisy-like flowers that are flushed and striped deep pink.


Cosmos bipinnatus 'Candy Stripe' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming

Flower

White, Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Foot and root rot , Grey mould Foot and root rot , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to encourage flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Candy Stripe' (Cosmos 'Candy Stripe') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, but well-drained soil in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Candy Stripe'

Other names

Cosmos 'Candy Stripe'

Genus

Cosmos Cosmos

Variety or Cultivar

'Candy Stripe' _ 'Candy Stripe' is an upright half-hardy annual. In summer, it has feathery foliage and daisy-like flowers that are flushed and striped deep pink.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

White, Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to encourage flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Candy Stripe' (Cosmos 'Candy Stripe') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, but well-drained soil in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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