This piece has been featured in the FAA Group, "Amateur Photographers".
This is the first single-coloured, high-quality, fully double cosmos from seed. Each lively and very long-blooming large spectacular pompon-like rosy-lavender flower stands proudly above sturdy 3 foot (90 cm) stems, opening above the airy, fern-like foliage. They have all the charm of daisies with a more interesting form!
With profuse flowers and frazzled petals in many layers, Rose Bonbon are great for use in vases. Cosmos is a cut-and-come-again bloomer, meaning that the sooner you cut the blooms, the quicker new buds will pop up to replace them! So, you'll still have plenty of color in the garden after you've picked what you wish for indoor use.
The flowers begin in midsummer in most climates and continue right through mid-fall, soaking up the heat and sun in any well-drained garden soil. Cosmos is a fine choice for the vegetable patch, too; a member of the Aster family, it does a good job of repelling "bad b...