Double Dutch Rose
Pure luminous rose, double flowers with golden eyes. Broad lacy petals provide a large show of color.
Plant type: annual
Height: 90 - 105 cm
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 75-90 days
Plant spacing: 22- 30 cm
Pinch: when 30cm tall
Approx 40 seeds per packet
Start seed indoors in trays 4-6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Cosmos can also be direct seeded once weather has warmed.
Individual blooms don’t last long in the vase, about 4-6 days, but each stem is loaded with multiple blossoms that open over a period of a week. Harvest when flowers are just starting to unfurl, but haven’t fully opened in order to prevent insects from pollinating, which will help stretch the vase life by a few extra days. Deadheading helps ensure blooms all summer.
These flowers attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. They also self-sow and are edible as garnish.