I planted a pot on my deck with just Botanical Interests "Cosmos
Yellow Garden" in it - got it from gardentrails.com.
The cosmos are blooming now, and they are the standard pink / white /
magenta variety (i.e., "Sensation")!
I thought the was supposed to be a good brand!
Anyone have similar experience with them?
How many seeds did you plant? When did you plant them? How many pink
blooms are there?
Yellow Garden cosmos is a variety of tall cosmos that isn't quite like
the shorter sulphur cosmos or the Sensation varieties. Mainly, it
blooms very late.. I would say about the same time that Rudbeckia
blooms, maybe even later. A May planting might bloom in late August or
With that in mind, it's possible that the seed you planted might have
had a few seeds in it of a different or more standard variety (like
Sensation), and you're seeing the blooms from that plant, as the
yellow ones will come out later.
There shouldn't be any seed in your packet that is different than what
is pictured on the label. I'd send a not to Garden Trails and/or
Botanical Interests and ask about it, or, just don't buy that brand
One whole packet in one pot. I planted them late on June 23. There are
only a few pink blooms now. What you posted follows then, I'll see if
any of the other cosmos send up pink or white blooms. Since I planted
so late, I probably won't see any yellow blooms at all... it was more
of an afterthought/experiment anyways.
I'll mail them though... there shouldn't be Sensation mixed in with
It could also be that the whole packet is mislabeled and all of them
are Sensation. GEEZ!
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