About Cosmos Double Click
If only the scientists who develop these new varieties knew how to name them to reflect their true beauty! One of the first things you’ll notice about Cosmos Double Click is the large 3” blooms with double frilly petals in various shades of carmine, pink and white. They are elegantly tall at four feet. Washington State University lists Cosmos as a deer resistant plant.
Cosmos Double Click
Planting and Growing Cosmos
Make sure your Cosmos “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.