Growing Calendar for Cosmos Xanthos x24 Large Plug Plants
Delivery: Mid May to Late May
Xanthos is an early-flowering dwarf variety of Cosmos great to grow in allotment situations or for adding to the front of your summer bedding schemes. Eye-catching, this Cosmos blooms bold and beautifully throughout the summer.
Stunning in beds this Cosmos is a true eye-catcher that will bloom profusely throughout summer and into early autumn. Attracts insects that will hang around to pollinate surrounding crops like tomatoes and beans.
Want to bring these flowers indoors too? Great- they make great flowers for vases to add natural colour and light to your home.
We give you 24 plants which is more than enough to plant in the centre of up to 8-10 pots surrounded by complementing bedding plants or at the front of flower beds up to around 16ft (5m) long.
Space on the allotment for flowers? Grow in a staggered double row of around 16ft (5m) by 1ft (30cm) spacing flowers 8-12in (20cm-30cm) apart.
Grow in pots with compost suitable for bedding to ensure the plants have the best soil to grow and thrive in. If you grow them in flower beds mix some compost in with the existing soil to give your flowers the best soil to grow in.
How your plants arrive
Each of your flowers arrives to you as young plants containing a ‘plug’ of soil with roots running through them and some small green stems and leaves.
Although they are little they are the perfect size to get growing fast once you plant them up.
Your flower plants will arrive to you in a plastic wallet contained in a bubble-lined envelope or a box for larger orders. The wallet allows your young plants to stay healthy by giving them an ideal air and root environment when it arrives to you. Check all your 24 plants are there in the plastic wallet, according to your order.
Can’t plant straight away?
If you cannot plant up your flower plants straight away into their permanent position make sure the plugs of your plants are kept moist at all times.
You can place your plants on a saucer or tray of water so the plugs are immersed at the beginning of the day. Keep an eye on them and take them out of the water once the soil is moist from absorbing the water beneath.
Keep your flowers in a well-ventilated and light position in their plastic wallet after giving them water. Look to planting in their permanent position within 5-7 days.
If you have any queries please contact our customer service team.
Your step-by-step guide to growing successful bedding plants.
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days