Cosmos bipinnatus

Lean in close and you just might hear the ocean!


The ferny foliage, pastels hues, and whimsical tubular petals run imaginations wild in the wonders of the universe. Lean in close and you just might hear the ocean! Petals in shades of pink, cream, and white curl into a sea-shell shaped tubes. Grows very bushy and tall; perfect in corners or middle placement in gardens. Easy to grow and very nice, though short-lived as a cut flower. A well-loved variety among pollinators.


Art Pack, 75 seeds

Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

Seashells Cosmos | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Heirloom Seeds

  • Days to Germination 5-10 days
    Days to Maturity 75 days
    Planting Depth 1/2"
    Spacing in Row 18"
    Spacing Between Rows 36"
    Height at Maturity 60 inches
    Width at Maturity 36 inches


    Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, or direct sow into prepared garden beds after threat of frost has passed. Seashells Cosmos are robust and can reach 60" in height. Choose an area in full sun where they have enough room to bush out. Cut flowers or deadhead spent blooms to encourage more blooms. A great filler in cut flower arrangements.

  • Sally Vitsy is a paper sculpture artist and working as an illustrator for 25+ years. The papers she uses are handmade or recycled. Sally says, "I love texture and color and the way the light plays on the surfaces of the sculpted work."


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