Cosmos Seed Mix

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A great mix for cosmos lovers, this mixture contains five different varieties of favorite cosmos for a true rainbow of summer blooms. Like all cosmos, this mixture is extremely easy to grow and long-blooming, illuminating the garden or meadow from summer into fall. This non-stop color not only delights outdoors, but also provides endless cut flowers to enjoy indoors. This cosmos mixture attracts pollinators to the garden and can be planted in larger containers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
SKU CBMXG

What's in this Mix?

5 popular hybrid varieties of annual Cosmos bipinnatus:

  • Cosmos "Dazzler", the true red cosmos, striking golden centers
  • Cosmos "Gloria", big pink blooms with true red around the golden centers
  • Cosmos "Pinkie", the classic big pink cosmos, golden centers
  • Cosmos "Purity", pure white with glowing yellow centers
  • Cosmos "Radiance", big deep pink to wine red flowers, flamed darker at the centers

No flower is easier to grow from seed, and no flower lights up mid-summer and fall like cosmos. In fact, when all your other flowers are fading, your cosmos just keep on blooming, right up until frost. It means non-stop color in the garden, and non-stop flowers for cutting.

This new mixture gives you a never-before possibility of planting a patch or a whole acre of cosmos color that won't grow over 5 feet tall. And what colors you'll have! Everything from pure white to pure pink to pure red, plus the popular new bi-colors in between. Plant this mix, and stand back for a huge blaze of bloom!

More about each cosmos: If you'd like more detail about all the cosmos included, click here to visit our cosmos listing page, and just scroll down to the cosmos. You'll find a full page of photos and info on each.

Plant Information

Associated SKUs
CBMXG
CBMXQP (1/4 Pound)
CBMXLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Cosmos
Botanical Name Cosmos bipinnatus
Light Requirements Full Sun
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 LB covers 500 sq ft.
1 LB covers 2,000 sq ft.
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Advantages Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Extended Blooms
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsCosmos Seed Mix
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Reliable growth (7)
  • Vivid colors (7)
  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Accurate instructions (3)

Cons

  • Colors not as expected (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (6)
  • Cut flowers (4)
  • Border control (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
  • Raised beds (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (3), Getting started (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Georgous giants its late October

I used the flowers in a raised bed. They grow very tall 7ft.Many, many flowers. Vivid colors and a definite eye catcher. Very impressive to all that have seen them. I...Read complete review

I used the flowers in a raised bed. They grow very tall 7ft.Many, many flowers. Vivid colors and a definite eye catcher. Very impressive to all that have seen them. I didn,t plant them until June and I have full blooming going into November and this is Cleveland Ohio. Came in the MIDWEST Wild Flower fall seed package. These definitely dominate.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good if you want Mini Cosmos

The seeds germinated quickly although only the miniature variety of the seeds seemed to have bloomed so I was pretty disappointed since the seeds are suppose to be five different varieties. I should have...Read complete review

The seeds germinated quickly although only the miniature variety of the seeds seemed to have bloomed so I was pretty disappointed since the seeds are suppose to be five different varieties. I should have just went with the taller variety since I planted them in the back of the bed. I probably would not order these again or recommend unless you are looking for a shorter Cosmos.

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4.0

They are still blooming- Oct 24 NH !

By 

from NH

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seed Mix:

    Easy to grow

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    A Favorite

    By 

    from Centreville, Alabaa

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seed Mix:

      these are one of my favorite, they last a long time and create a range of bright, beautiful colors.

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      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Beautiful, lush color everywher

      By 

      from Bethel Springs, TN

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Colors Not As Expected

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seed Mix:

      Beautiful cosmos that germinated well, filled the back of my garden with bright colors and just keep blooming. I did not end up with any of the red cosmos, but otherwise this is a wonderful mix.

       
      3.0

      Good if you want Mini Cosmos

      By 

      from North Georgia

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth

      Cons

      • Colors Not As Expected

      Best Uses

      • Border Control

      Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seed Mix:

      The seeds germinated quickly although only the miniature variety of the seeds seemed to have bloomed so I was pretty disappointed since the seeds are suppose to be five different varieties. I should have just went with the taller variety since I planted them in the back of the bed. I probably would not order these again or recommend unless you are looking for a shorter Cosmos.

       
      5.0

      Cosmos magic!

      By 

      from Québec, Canada

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers
        • Erosion Control
        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seed Mix:

        Buy theses for the country house. Cannot take care of them during the week.
        They perform far better than expected, a lot better than any store-bought seeds! The quality was very impressive. Germination rate was so high we didn't use all of it, all summer when I planted a tree or did any excavation I've throw some seeds on top of the earth. Event July seeded ones worked!
        Will buy again!!!

         
        5.0

        Cosmos Seed Mix Review

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        from ID

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Absolutely Sturdy
        • Gorgeous color
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cut Flowers
          • Large Areas
          • Pretty Mixed With Flax

          Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seed Mix:

          The Cosmos are sturdy and beautiful. We live in a dry area in Summer but have had a really wet season so I was concerned about too much water but these are truly beautiful in zone 4a.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful and grew very large

          By 

          from michigan

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cut Flowers
            • Erosion Control
            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seed Mix:

            Beautiful and very big blooms on flowers.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Easy!

            By 

            from Harrodsburg, Ky

            About Me Getting Started

            Pros

            • Foliage
            • Low Maintenance
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seed Mix:

              Cosmos are easy to grow and make a great filler. I have horrible clay soil and have a large area tilled up along a fence where I just toss out seed every spring and let it go. I do literally nothing else. The cosmos is just beginning to bloom in August (I'm not sure if that's normal, could be my bad soil), but the good thing about it is that the foliage is really pretty and fern like, so even when it's not in bloom, the green stalks are there waving in the breeze. I have it planted with Zinnias, mixed cornflower, larkspur and hollyhocks and it compliments these plants well.

               
              5.0

              Georgous giants its late October

              By 

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Pros

              • Fragrant
              • Large Bulb Size
              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Border Control
                • Raised Beds

                Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seed Mix:

                I used the flowers in a raised bed. They grow very tall 7ft.Many, many flowers. Vivid colors and a definite eye catcher. Very impressive to all that have seen them. I didn,t plant them until June and I have full blooming going into November and this is Cleveland Ohio. Came in the MIDWEST Wild Flower fall seed package. These definitely dominate.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Beautiful foliage and color!

                By 

                from Silver Spring, MD

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                • Colors are not varied
                • Colors Not As Expected

                Best Uses

                • Border Control
                • Cut Flowers
                • Large Areas
                • Raised Beds

                Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seed Mix:

                Very easy to grow...I sprinkled them on the ground, covered them with 1/8" of soil, watered occassionally, and the seedlings started to sprout within 7-10 days. They are now 4 feet tall and the summer has been extremely hot with 54 days of no rain...very hardy! My only complaint is that the colors were all pink (in varying shades) and there is no white or red included in the mix. They are beautiful, however, and I'm still glad I planted them.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                For the New Gardner

                By 

                from Queens NY

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors
                  • Patio

                  Comments about American Meadows Cosmos Seed Mix:

                  I was introduced to Cosmos when I first ordered from American Meadows. I was very naive, timid, & not sure what I was doing. But I was so happy because Cosmos are beautiful, tall, & very easy to grow. The more you cut them, the more they grow. They also last in a vase of water (with charcoal) for over a week. This is the one if you're new & the one if you want easy.

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                  • Personal

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