Cosmos Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Asteraceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Warm
Typical Zones Grown In:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Outdoor
When to Direct Sow:
May, June, July
When to Start Indoors:
February , March
Sprouting Time:
7-14 days
Soil Temperature (C):
10-20°C
Depth:
2-3cm
Spacing (cm):
20 cm
Row Spacing (cm):
40cm
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
40-60 days
When To Harvest:
July, August, September, October
How to Harvest:
Cut stems off

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
No
Edible Parts:
Flowers
Potential Health Benefits:
Attracts pollinators

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Zinnia , Marigold
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Aphids, Whiteflies, Spider Mites
Common Disease:
Downy Mildew, Root Rot
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in sunny location, harvest flowers when they are fully open

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