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Cosmos 'Sweet Kisses' (Cosmos 'Sweet Kisses')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
1 year
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cosmos 'Sweet Kisses'

Other names

Cosmos 'Sweet Kisses'

Genus

Cosmos Cosmos

Variety or Cultivar

'Sweet Kisses' _ 'Sweet Kisses' is an upright, bushy annual with finely-divided, bright green leaves and, from summer into autumn, sturdy, upright stems bearing semi-double, white flowers with wide, magenta margins.


Cosmos 'Sweet Kisses' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Magenta, White in Summer; Magenta, White in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

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

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to encourage flowering.

Propagation

Sow seed in containers with heat (at 16C) in mid-spring or in situ in late spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Cosmos 'Sweet Kisses' (Cosmos 'Sweet Kisses') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, City

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Cosmos 'Sweet Kisses'

Other names

Cosmos 'Sweet Kisses'

Genus

Cosmos Cosmos

Variety or Cultivar

'Sweet Kisses' _ 'Sweet Kisses' is an upright, bushy annual with finely-divided, bright green leaves and, from summer into autumn, sturdy, upright stems bearing semi-double, white flowers with wide, magenta margins.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Magenta, White in Summer; Magenta, White in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to encourage flowering.

Propagation

Sow seed in containers with heat (at 16C) in mid-spring or in situ in late spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cosmos 'Sweet Kisses' (Cosmos 'Sweet Kisses') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, City

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

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)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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