About Cosmos Sensation Dazzler
To enjoy these beautiful flowers all season long, it is best to transplant Cosmos Sensation. If you start them from seed in the garden, you'll miss half the blooms! The rosy red blooms are profuse with delicate and frilly foliage. Tall and radiant the graceful flowers bloom into vibrant shades of red on sturdy stems. Cosmos Sensation grows 5 ft. and makes an excellent cut flower. Washington State University lists Cosmos as a deer-resistant plant.
Cosmos Sensation Dazzler
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.