Fabulous shades of pink. The flowers are large on long stems and the plants themselves are tall, so are also useful for landscaping purposes. Grow lots of it.
Plant type: Half hardy annual
Location: Full Sun
Days to maturity: 90 days
Spacing: 20cm apart
Seeds per packet: approx. 50
Start seeds inside or in a greenhouse in late winter/ early spring and transplant into the garden as soon as big enough to handle.
Apparently Cosmos grows better in poor soil, I still like to put it into rich soil as it gives you better flowers to cut.