Sensation Blend is a tall, showy plant with large, 3″-4″ white, pink, rose, and crimson flowers. Cosmos are a superb choice for wildflower or naturalized areas, as they are drought tolerant and need very little attention. An excellent butterfly lure and cut flower. 'Sensation' won the 1936 All-America Selections award.
Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus
Native: Mexico and Arizona
Plant Dimensions: 3'-6' ” tall, 18″-36″ wide
Variety Information: 3″–4″ wide flowers in white, pink, rose, and crimson with yellow centers
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: Barely cover
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 1″ – 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning and cut stems just as flower buds begin to open.