Fewer flowers offer the gracefulness of Cosmo Bright Lights. The Cosmos are uniform growing plants that bloom throughout the summer. The Cosmo Bright Lights bear a profusion of intense, semi-double flowers. Foliage is delicate, feathery green that give an airy touch to the garden from midsummer to frost.
A wonderful for cutting and bringing inside. Cosmo Bright Lights tolerate poor soil, heat and humidity. Attracts Butterflies. Proven tops for performance and adaptability.
Common name: Bright Lights, Sulphur Cosmos
Color: Red, Orange and Yellow.
Bloom time: Spring, summer and fall
Height: 2.5 to 3.5 feet
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Bright Lights Mix is part of the Cosmos genus and is a Garden Cosmos variety. Its scientific name is Cosmos bipinnatus Bright Lights Mix .
This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Red, Orange and Yellow. When mature, blooms are roughly 6.5 cm (that s 2.54 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers are of a Semi-double form. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Grade 1 Paint Green colour. Bright Lights Mix grows as an Annual and is a Flower.
Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Bright Lights Mix is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 91.0 cm (2.96 feet).
Mexico is believed to be where Bright Lights Mix originates from.
Typically, Bright Lights Mix Garden Cosmos is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Bright Lights Mix requires a soil pH of 6.6 - 7.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.
Water: water moderately
Temprature: Bright Lights Mix is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors
Fertilizer: Do not over fertilize as it promotes more foliage than flowers and may cause plant to topple.
- Very little maintenance is required.
- You should not need to water them, unless there is a prolonged drought, and even then, the water would be better used elsewhere.
- There is no need for fertilizer.
- Cosmos can handle poor soil and they only need to survive the season.
- However, I would still encourage you to improve your soil, for the sake of your whole garden.
- Tall varieties can flop over.
- If you are not growing them closely or near other plants that can support them, you may need some type of staking.
- The only real maintenance is deadheading.
- This will prolong the flowering season.
- If you fall behind, simply shear the plants by about 1/3, when most of the flowers have faded.
- You ll get a second flush of leaves and flowers.
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