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One of our most popular flowers, cosmos lights up the garden or meadow in midsummer and blooms continuously until frost. Whether you’re planting an acre with wildflowers, or adding easy color to your small space garden, cosmos are the perfect choice. With an abundance of long-lasting blooms, you’ll have plenty of flowers to cut and make gorgeous summer bouquets. Cosmos also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Zones 1 - 10
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Southwest
West
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-72 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
SKU COSG
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One of the finest colormakers in any wildflower meadow, and a big favorite for roadside plantings since these large flowers make such a colorful show. One of the best flowers for cutting. Heavy bloom begins in midsummer and plants and flowers constantly increase until killed by frost. This is the "wild cosmos," the original form with tall plants and big daisy flowers in three colors--pink, white and maroon. Bloom is non-stop from mid-summer until frost. Plant anywhere in full sun or partial shade, in almost any soil.

The Cosmos Craze: New rage for an old favorite. When it comes to annuals, probably no plant adds more color than cosmos. Your grandmother grew it, today states plant masses along roadsides, and everybody loves it. (Birds love it too, especially goldfinches.) But there's always been one big problem--it's tall, sometimes very tall--up to 6 or 7 feet.

In the right setting, say a wildflower meadow in late summer, nothing's more beautiful than a sea of these big ferny plants waving in the wind, loaded with big blooms in pink, white and maroon. But in gardens, most people prefer shorter flowers. So for awhile, some relegated the "tall" cosmos to the group that's usually called "old fashioned flowers"--beautiful, surely, but a bit tall and rangy for our more sophisticated flower borders today.

Enter the hybridizers. With all that color and such ease of care to work with, they have had a heyday with cosmos. Today, there are all sorts of variations on the originals, some with new-style flowers, and others with simply the classic blooms on shorter plants. All require full sun, and are among the simplest plants on the planet to grow from seed. By the way, even the seeds of cosmos are distinctive; they look like miniature pine needles.

The originals are wildflowers, of course, and are native to our own southwest and more commonly, Mexico. This tells you cosmos don't mind hot dry, conditions. In fact, some consider cosmos desert plants. But they're incredibly adaptable. And ever since some plant explorer gathered seeds from the rocky wilds of Mexico and transplanted them into "good garden soil," the world has known that they not only thrive, but enjoy our loamy, well-watered gardens. And if they're not fertilized too much, they rapidly develop into large branching plants with deep green fern-like leaves. If you have a dry season, cosmos plants don't care, and revert to their drought-tolerant roots. Best of all, no matter where they're growing, they cover themselves with more and more wide (up to 4") daisy-like blooms from midsummer on. Only a hard frost stops the cosmos parade. They're fantastic as a blooming screen, or a background for shorter plants. And the big bonus: a grand stand of this garden classic in late summer can provide months of long-stemmed cut flowers for a whole neighborhood.

The Originals. There are scores of native cosmos species, most all native to the Americas, but there are only two that have entered our gardens in a big way:
1. Cosmos bipinnatus, the big one. This is the granddaddy of them all. Hailing from Mexico, it's one of the few wildflowers that is so beautiful it was taken into gardens long ago just as it is in the wild. The old name for this garden classic is simply "Wild Cosmos", "Cosmos Sensation," or "Sensation Mix," since the seeds always produce plants blooming in pastel pink, white, and deep red or maroon, all with bright yellow centers. These are the tall, (to 6 or 7 ft.) graceful cosmos plants of your grandmother's garden.
2. Cosmos sulphureus, the other cosmos. This one's shorter, with more bushy plants and somewhat smaller yellow (to orange) semi-double flowers. It's often called "Sulphur Cosmos" or "Orange Cosmos," and an old variety with particularly glowing orange blooms is called "Bright Lights." The flowers of these often remind me of open-style marigolds on larger plants.

The New Cosmos. Today, the old standard "mixture" flowers of C. bipinnatus have been segregated, and the plants grow from only 3 to 5 feet. So if you particularly like the old pastel pinks, there's "Pinkie," for the pure white, "Purity," and for the old deep rose or maroon, "Radiance." Even though the plants are shorter, all the flowers are still big and beautiful with the familiar bright yellow centers. And this new group doesn't stop with the old basic colors. "Gloria" is a beauty in pink with red-flared centers. And "Daydream" gives you the old pastel pink, but with a darker center flare and darker pink veins all through the petals.

If 3-5 feet is still too tall for you, choose the "Short Cosmos Mix" which gives you all three of the old mixture colors at just 2 to 4 ft. And yes, the flowers are still full size.

Want more variety? Pick "Dazzler" and enjoy unique blunt-tipped daisies in true red, still with the dazzling yellow center, on plants to 5 ft. Then there's the most unusual of all, "Seashells," a big hit with cosmos lovers--its hot pink petals are curled upward at the edges, giving the blooms a frilly look.

And here's my favorite: "Picotee." It gives you full-size daisy blooms in white with the end of each petal looking as though it's been dipped into a rich red paint--and all that jazz is on plants never over 4 feet. This one, like all the others, creates spectacular color in the garden, and even more in a vase.

Associated SKUs
COSG
COSQP (1/4 Pound) - Out of stock.
COSLB (1 Pound) - Out of stock.
COSLB5 (5 Pounds) - Out of stock.
COSLB10 (10 Pounds) - Out of stock.
Common Name Cosmos
Botanical Name Cosmos bipinnatus
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink, Red, White, Mixed
Mature Height 36-72 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 990 sq ft.
1 lb covers 3,960 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 19,800 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 39,600 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 88,904
Days to Germination 8-14 depending on soil and weather condtions.
Days to Bloom 80-90
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To American southwest and Mexico
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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4.4

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (19)
  • Vivid colors (17)
  • Reliable growth (15)
  • Long bloom time (14)
  • Pest resistant (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (17)
  • Cut flowers (8)
  • Garden (5)
  • Border control (4)
  • Outdoors (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (22), Casual hobbyist (5), Getting started (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tremendous color for me!

I used the cosmos seed mix (which includes "pinkie, dazzler, Gloria, Purity and Radiance)for a strikingly beautiful meadow planting. The flowers were unbelieveably beautiful. I had people stopping to...Read complete review

I used the cosmos seed mix (which includes "pinkie, dazzler, Gloria, Purity and Radiance)for a strikingly beautiful meadow planting. The flowers were unbelieveably beautiful. I had people stopping to admire my meadow, taking pictures and just gazing the entire bloom time. I also planted a dusting of tall sunflowers through the middle of my planting. The ground area I planted was always moist and well drained, not actually wet, and I added some mushroom manure the fall before, so I got cosmos that were actually around 6 ft tall with large, elegant blooms which is what I was going for in the meadow. I had no weeds because we worked the ground in the fall and spring before planting. I sowed these rather heavy. If you do not add mushroom manure and plant in a drier area, I am sure you would get the more standard size of cosmos; but again, this is what I wanted--large, beautiful flowers that were tall and they definitely made a statement. I have added 2 photos to show what these were like.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

didn't get any flowers

I have bought several types of seeds from this site, including the Cosmos seeds, the Butterfly weed and the Indian blanket seeds and I ended up with one measly cosmos flower, nothing from...Read complete review

I have bought several types of seeds from this site, including the Cosmos seeds, the Butterfly weed and the Indian blanket seeds and I ended up with one measly cosmos flower, nothing from the other two seeds. Disappointed a waste of my money. I am on a fixed income and I don't like throwing my money away but this is how I feel after buying these seeds.

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5.0

gorgeous

By 

from Olean, NY

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

    great colors!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Favorite for bright pinks, reds, whites!

    By 

    from Northern Michigan

    About Me Professional Landscaper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attracts bees & butterflies
    • Drought tolerant
    • Good cut flowers
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Love sun
    • Low Maintenance
    • Multiple colors
    • NO fertilizer needed
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Get "leggy" if fertilized
    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Cut Flowers
    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

    Among the easiest annuals to grow. Little maintenance and NO fertilizer needed. The more sun the better. Thrives even in poor soil. Tends to get leggy if fertilized or over watered. Tends to germinate and grow slowly. Be patient! Blooms mid-summer through mid-fall. Pretty, cheerful cut flowers. A favorite of butterflies! Mass planting can create a stunning garden or meadow.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    lack of flowers

    By 

    from greensboro nc

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

      Cons

      • Disappointed In The Bloom

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

        very disappointed in the blooms, not many at all

         
        2.0

        didn't get any flowers

        By 

        from Michihan

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

        I have bought several types of seeds from this site, including the Cosmos seeds, the Butterfly weed and the Indian blanket seeds and I ended up with one measly cosmos flower, nothing from the other two seeds. Disappointed a waste of my money. I am on a fixed income and I don't like throwing my money away but this is how I feel after buying these seeds.

         
        5.0

        LOVE THEM

        By 

        from Harrisburg PA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

            Planted these on my wildflower bank to attact bees & butterflies for polination of my fruit trees and veggies.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Didn't work at all for me this year.

            By 

            from Central Indiana

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Great When They Work

            Cons

            • No Results

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

              Not sure what went wrong

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              sparse

              By 

              from Michigan

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

              Some plants came up but flowers were few and far between. Waste of my time and money!

               
              5.0

              Cosmos Seeds - 1 LB

              By 

              from upper Mi.

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Fragrant
              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Pest Resistant

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Border Control

              Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

              great colors

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              really easy if you have a sunny spot

              By 

              from New York

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

              • Too Much Rain Delay Bloom

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Cut Flowers
              • Large Areas
              • Water Border

              Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

              I literally threw these seeds in ground in April - no effort on my part. The stems shot up and then it rained too much in June/July. They started blooming in August (should have bloomed in June) and then when the ground dried up in September, they exploded. My October has been beautiful. Most are 5 feet tall and continue to bloom like crazy.

              The seeds are great, we just got hit with too much rain this summer. I'm enjoying my summer wildflowers with my falling leaves.

               
              5.0

              nice

              By 

              from washington DC

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Containers
                • Cut Flowers
                • Large Areas
                • Raised Beds

                Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                Perfect for low maintenance gardening.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome!

                By 

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Pest Resistant
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas

                Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                Flowers, Flowers everywhere! Just what the doctor ordered! Perfect!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                For my dad...

                By 

                from Lancaster County, PA

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                  Pretty in pink (my dad's favorite flower). They're simple to grow; no maintenance required.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for fall color

                  By 

                  from Hingham Ma

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Long Bloom Time
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Pest Resistant
                  • Reliable Growth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Border Control
                    • Cut Flowers
                    • Large Areas

                    Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                    I scattered the seeds over an area after raking to loosen the dirt. This area gets lots of sunlight and only gets watered when it rains. By September, the field was filled with beautiful cosmos that lasted until just before Thanksgiving. These seeds are extremely easy to grow with no maintenance. Next year I'm going to try the shorter ones.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I will buy more of this

                    By 

                    from greenup il.

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Pest Resistant
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cut Flowers
                      • Large Areas

                      Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                      I planted this in a large area in the meadow and it realy stood out. Ever one love it.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Cosmos just keeps on giving

                      By 

                      from Murphy, NC

                      About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

                      Pros

                      • Long Bloom Time
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Cut Flowers
                        • Large Areas

                        Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                        Easy to grow and they just keep on giving until frost. Love to watch the colors wave in the breeze -

                         
                        5.0

                        Good germination

                        By 

                        from Chicago and Madison, WI areas.

                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Border Control

                            Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                            I planted Cosmos in the buffer zone required at my lake home and in my backyard of my other home. This is the first spring and they have germinated nicely. Now I have to wait a few months to see how they look when they bloom.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            They are beautiful.

                            By 

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Long Bloom Time
                            • Low Maintenance
                            • Pest Resistant
                            • Reliable Growth
                            • Vivid Colors

                            Cons

                            • Late bloomers

                            Best Uses

                            • Erosion Control
                            • Large Areas

                            Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                            The cosmos are a great fill in for a hillside. They have abundant blooms that last a long time and are so colorful. They are late bloomers in the east but worth the wait.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            The Best of My Favorite

                            By 

                            from Williston, NC

                            About Me Avid Gardener, Beekeeper

                            Pros

                            • Bee friendly
                            • Long Bloom Time
                            • Low Maintenance
                            • Pest Resistant
                            • Reliable Growth
                            • Vivid Colors

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Cut Flowers
                              • Large Areas
                              • Raised Beds

                              Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                              Cosmos is my favorite flower, and the seeds bought from American Meadows are the best I've ever purchased. They grow reliably and reseed splendidly from year to year. I just can't imagine a meadow without a plethora of cosmos.

                               
                              4.0

                              Lovely

                              By 

                              from virginia

                              About Me Avid Gardener

                              Pros

                              • Long Bloom Time
                              • Low Maintenance
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Areas

                                Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                bloomed before expected seasonal timing

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Beautiful!

                                By 

                                from Maine

                                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                Pros

                                • Low Maintenance
                                • Pest Resistant
                                • Reliable Growth
                                • Vivid Colors

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                    These flowers come into their own in September when everything else is fading. They're tall, vibrant and the star of the show in autumn.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Just like my mother's Cosmos

                                    By 

                                    from New Mexico

                                    About Me Avid Gardener

                                    Pros

                                    • Long Bloom Time
                                    • Low Maintenance
                                    • Reliable Growth
                                    • Vivid Colors

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Cut Flowers
                                      • Large Areas

                                      Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                      I have always loved Cosmos, my mother has planted them for years, especially in her vegetable garden. I did the same this year and love the results. I love to see the sun shining through the flowers and watch them dancing in the breeze.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Fill your banks with Cosmos

                                      By 

                                      from Asheville, NC

                                      About Me Avid Gardener

                                      Pros

                                      • Long Bloom Time
                                      • Low Maintenance
                                      • Pest Resistant
                                      • Reliable Growth
                                      • Vivid Colors

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Large Areas

                                        Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                        It's September and my banks are still resplendent with Cosmos flowers. I try to keep the 120 feet of bank along the front road continually in flower until the cold weather comes. American Meadows' Cosmos seed keeps the flowers coming mid summer to fall. Cosmos is a sure winner for your large areas that need brightening.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Grows well but very tall!

                                        By 

                                        from Denver, CO

                                        About Me Getting Started

                                        Pros

                                        • Low Maintenance

                                        Cons

                                        • Grows VERY tall

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Along fences
                                        • Large Areas

                                        Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                        These cosmos grew very easily and pretty quickly and they bloom all summer. Only downside is they grow VERY tall-I had a few get up to 4 feet! I think next time I will buy the dwarf version but overall very easy to grow (i just sprinkled seeds on the ground in a bed and did nothing else!) and very low water needs.

                                        (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Tremendous color for me!

                                        By 

                                        from Somerset, Pa

                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                        Pros

                                        • Long Bloom Time
                                        • Low Maintenance
                                        • Pest Resistant
                                        • Reliable Growth
                                        • Vivid Colors

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Large Areas

                                          Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                          I used the cosmos seed mix (which includes "pinkie, dazzler, Gloria, Purity and Radiance)for a strikingly beautiful meadow planting. The flowers were unbelieveably beautiful. I had people stopping to admire my meadow, taking pictures and just gazing the entire bloom time. I also planted a dusting of tall sunflowers through the middle of my planting. The ground area I planted was always moist and well drained, not actually wet, and I added some mushroom manure the fall before, so I got cosmos that were actually around 6 ft tall with large, elegant blooms which is what I was going for in the meadow. I had no weeds because we worked the ground in the fall and spring before planting. I sowed these rather heavy. If you do not add mushroom manure and plant in a drier area, I am sure you would get the more standard size of cosmos; but again, this is what I wanted--large, beautiful flowers that were tall and they definitely made a statement. I have added 2 photos to show what these were like.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Beautiful Display

                                          By 

                                          from Asheville, NC

                                          About Me Avid Gardener

                                          Pros

                                          • Low Maintenance
                                          • Reliable Growth
                                          • Tall impressive display
                                          • Vivid Colors

                                          Cons

                                          • Slow Growth

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Large Areas

                                          Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                          It is such a treat to see the cosmos rising from my banks, only to see them burst into flower in the summer after the other flowers have faded.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Cosmos did well

                                          By 

                                          from East Hampton NY

                                          About Me Getting Started

                                          Pros

                                          • Accurate Instructions
                                          • Attractive
                                          • Healthy
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Garden

                                            Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                            We made a large 12ftx90ft bed where we seeded the Cosmos. They looked great in the background behind the pool.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Cosmos review

                                            By 

                                            from Sterling, MA

                                            About Me Getting Started

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate Instructions
                                            • Attractive
                                            • Fragrant
                                            • Hardy
                                            • Healthy
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Garden
                                              • Lawn
                                              • Outdoors

                                              Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                              I just planted but they are coming up and i love Cosmos

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Great!

                                              By 

                                              from Albuquerque

                                              About Me Avid Gardener

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Accurate Instructions
                                              • Attractive

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Garden
                                                • Lawn
                                                • Outdoors

                                                Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                                [...]good customer service and easy ordering process.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business
                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                My cosmos were show stoppers.

                                                By 

                                                from Crystal Lake Pennsylvania

                                                About Me Getting Started

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate Instructions
                                                • Attractive
                                                • Fragrant
                                                • Healthy

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Garden
                                                  • Outdoors

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                                  My order came quickly.. the instructions were easy. As a new gardener, I was nervous,but the flowers were easy to grow and beautiful.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal

                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  They were gorgous all summer

                                                  By 

                                                  from Spring Green, WI

                                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Accurate Instructions
                                                  • Attractive
                                                  • Hardy
                                                  • Healthy

                                                  Cons

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                                                    Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seeds:

                                                    You should emphasize that cosmos are TALL. They overpowered some of the shorter wildflowers. If I had realized how tall they would be I would have put them further down the hillside.
                                                    I planted the cosmos along with other seeds in front of three buildings that have a total of 12 home owners. They were amazed and delighted at how beautiful the hillside looked all summer. This year we go further down the hillside and I am about to order seed again. Thanks for your great seeds.

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