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Cosmos 'Apollo Lovesong'

Blush pink patio favourite

The Highlights

    • Blush pink and white toned daisy-like flowers, lightly ruffled with a bright yellow centre and feathery green foliage
    • Blooms from June right through to the first frosts in October
    • A compact dwarf perennial which is easy to grow and ideal for beginners
    • Equally eyecatching in patio pots or as part of a sunny mixed border
    • Cutting the flowers will encourage more to grow - they make a lovely, long-lasting indoor display
    • Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Cosmos 'Apollo Lovesong'

Blush pink patio favourite
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The Highlights

    • Blush pink and white toned daisy-like flowers, lightly ruffled with a bright yellow centre and feathery green foliage
    • Blooms from June right through to the first frosts in October
    • A compact dwarf perennial which is easy to grow and ideal for beginners
    • Equally eyecatching in patio pots or as part of a sunny mixed border
    • Cutting the flowers will encourage more to grow - they make a lovely, long-lasting indoor display
    • Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

5 Jumbo Plug Plants

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

50-65cm

Eventual spread:

45-60cm
Spreads approx 45-60cm

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Pink, white
Lightly ruffled flowers in blush pink and white brushstrokes

Habit:

Upright
Flowers grow on upright stems

Hardiness:

Hardy
H3 - Hardy in coastal / mild areas except in hard winters and at risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good microclimate. Can survive with artificial winter protection.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

35cm
Plant 35cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Good pest and disease resistance

May have issues with slugs and snails or aphids. Keep the area around the plant debris free and as dry as possible

Water regularly in summer

This plant needs nothing more than rain water throughout most of the year. During hot

Full sun

Cosmos love a sheltered spot with around 6-8 hours of sunlight daily. They will be fine with a little afternoon shade

Any average well-drained soil

Plant in any well-drained soil. If your soil is particularly poor or clay heavy

Feed if in pots

Feed Cosmos in pots with a liquid general purpose fertiliser every two to three weeks in the summer. Cosmos in borders don't need feeding.

Prune lightly

Deadhead (remove finished flowers) regularly to promote more growth.

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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