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'Rosetta' is a half-hardy annual, to 90cm tall, with finely-divided foliage. Semi-double flowerheads, borne from summer into autumn, have striped petals in shades of pink and white with an inner ring, or collarette, of smaller petals surrounding the yellow centre
'Tango' is an erect, half-hardy annual, to 1.2m tall, with finely-divided mid-green leaves and semi-double flowers in shades of orange, with yellow centres, from summer into autumn
'Capriola' is a half-hardy annual with finely-divided foliage and a relatively compact habit, reaching a height of around 70cm. Single, white flowers, to 8cm in diameter, with a rosy-red picotee edge and a darker purple-red marking at the base of each petal, forming a ring around the yellow centre, are borne from summer into early autumn
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Order seed of Cosmos atrosanguineus from Plant World Seeds...Order seed of Cosmos atrosanguineus ?Black Magic? from Special Plants (commercial nurseries can order seed in larger quantities from Jelitto Seeds...Plants of Cosmos Eclipse ('Hamcoec') are available from Mr Fothergill?s and Thompson & Morgan...
2016 A new British-bred cosmos was the star of this year's display of more than 80 varieties on the Wisley trials field...One of the most colourful, and interesting, features at RHS Garden at Wisley this year was the display on the trials field of more than 80 different cosmos, marking 2016 as The Year of The Cosmos...Cosmos ?Apollo White? is available as seed from Dobies , while ?Apollo Mixed? is available as seed from Nicky?s Nursery and as plants from Jersey Plants Direct...
Cosmos 'Cosimo Pink-White' on the Trials Field at Wisley...Cosmos is a versatile garden plant used in beds, borders and containers to give summer colour...The ferny foliage of Cosmos bipinnatus makes them a winner too ( Cosmos sulphureus is slightly less frothy...
Designer Sarah Raven says the borders have a bride (the lupin) a bridesmaid (the cosmos) and a gatecrasher (the Iceland poppy) to make the combination so successul...Cosmos (bright pink flower in the background) is one of Sarah's favourites because, she says, it's so reliable and flowers for ages
This is a cosmos of the first type, with its foliage cut into thread-like segments ? but the plants are prolifically covered in yellow flowers...This is the first Cosmos bipinnatus type with yellow flowers that is actually worth growing , in fact it?s very prolific and flowering starts in July...Cosmos ?Xanthos? was available in limited quantities last year from Plants of Distinction...
Cosmos 'Pink Popsocks': pink flowers in many forms (click to enlarge...Cosmos 'Pink Popsocks': pink flowers in many forms...Cosmos is one of the easiest annuals to grow
In the recent trial of cosmos at RHS Garden Wisley , all three of the varieties in the British-bred Apollo Series were awarded AGMs...they set a new standard amongst shorter cosmos - and the bees and butterflies loved them...Ideal in patio containers, where growing tall cosmos would be unrealistic, the 8-10cm (3-4in) flowers in white, pink and carmine (with new colours on the way) open from June to autumn
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