These early to flower gems are a new favorite on the farm. Shades of magenta, purple and raspberry have an iridescent quality and age to an apricot cast. Blooms on ‘Xsenia’ are more petite than other cosmos varieties, and medium sized, healthy plants carry flowers on strong, upright stems. So many colors give the flowers a chameleon-like quality, and they mix well with a wide range of colors.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 75-90 days
Plant spacing: 12”
Pinch: when 12” tall
Approx seeds per packet: 50
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 4-6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Cosmos can also be direct seeded once weather has warmed.
Individual blooms don’t last long in the vase, about 4-6 days, but each stem is loaded with multiple blossoms that open over a period of a week. Harvest when buds are cracking, but haven’t fully opened in order to prevent insects from pollinating, which will help stretch the vase life by a few extra days. Flower preservative is recommended.
Shipping & Delivery
Once an order has been placed, we cannot add or subtract items. If you want any additional items not included in your original order, please place a new order. We are unable to combine separately placed orders.
We will start shipping bulbs the week of October 14th. We are unable to expedite orders at this time.
Please note that due to export restrictions we are NOT able to ship the following products outside of the United States:
Fritillaria meleagris mixed
Leucojum gravetye giant
Fabric burning templates
If you live outside of the United States and put any of these prohibited items in your cart you will be unable to check out.
Floret offers limited international shipping. Please note that international orders may take up to a month to arrive and may be subject to additional restrictions or duties, which vary by country and the contents of your order. If you are placing an order from outside the United States, it is your responsibility to understand your country’s restrictions, duties and any special requirements in order to receive imported goods. If your country restricts packages based on the value of the contents, you must ensure that each order you place is within this limit. If you wish to order seeds or products that exceed that value, you should place separate orders, each within the limit. Floret LLC has no control over additional fees and is not responsible for confiscated items, delayed orders, or any additional duties or taxes that may be imposed by your country’s customs office or other government agencies.
Packages returned to Floret due to a failure or refusal to pay the duties or taxes are ineligible for a refund of shipping fees and will be subject to a 20% restocking fee.
We ship seeds to the following countries (with exceptions noted above):
EU countries except Sweden
Australia (50 packet limit)
If your country is not on the list above, we are unable to ship seeds to you at this time.
We ship most tools supplies and paper goods to the following countries:
EU countries except Sweden