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Orange Cosmos Seeds

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Description For Orange Cosmos Seeds

Orange Cosmos is also known as Yellow Cosmos. It is a low maintenance plant and is drought tolerant too. It does not like muddy soil. These are not bothered by pests. The butterflies and hummingbirds love this plant. Read more on Growing Cosmos

How to grow Orange Cosmos from Seeds:

Introduction and Uses: A delightful annual with feathery, light, soft foliage and star-like flowers. This one is an exclusively yellow-orange flowering species, with protruding yellow and black center.

The plant is suitable for cut flowers, borders, flowerbeds and also for growing in a mass in the midst of tall shrubs. It can be grown in pots and containers as well. Orange cosmos flower attracts many species of butterflies. Therefore it is grown in a butterfly garden as a nectar plant.

In India, Orange Cosmos has escaped from gardens and has started growing as a naturalized weedy plant.

Botanical Name: Cosmos Sulphureus

Common Name: Orange Cosmos

Family: Asteraceae

Plant Origin: Mexico

Propagation Method: Direct seed sowing or transplantation method

Flowering/ Growing Season: Throughout the year.; mainly grown in the rainy season.

Sunlight Requirement: Full sun (6-8 hours) or partial sun (3-4 hours)

Plant Height: 50-120 cm tall

Growing Method of orange cosmos Flower:

  • Orange Cosmos is grown by direct seed sowing in pots, containers, and flower beds.
  • Seeds can be sown throughout the year, however best time to sow seeds is in May-June for monsoon flowering.
  • The garden soil should be well prepared and formed evenly. Soil should be aerated, porous with good drainage.
  • Before sowing the seeds, soil should be made slightly moist.
  • For beds and borders, seeds can be broadcasted directly and evenly on soil, and extra seedlings can be thinned out 25-45 cm apart.
  • Immediately after sowing the seeds, water carefully with a fine rose-can.
  • If grown by transplantation method, the seed is first sown in seedling trays, and seedlings are transplanted to flowerbeds/pots after one month.

  • Planting Distance: 25-45 cm

    Watering: The plant requires plenty of watering. No need to water when grown outdoors in rainy season.

    Feeding: Plant is not a substantial feeder. Fresh compost should be added to soil at the time of planting.

    Plant care: It a hardy plant that doesn't catch many pests or diseases. Spray appropriate medicines if there are signs of an infestation. Read about types of insect pests in your garden.

    Bloom time: Plant takes about 2.5 to 3 months to bloom. Buy variety of flower seeds online.


    Category Flower Seeds
    Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant) 20 cm x 20 cm
    Germination Time Germination will take place in 10 - 12 days from sowing.
    Fertilizer Chemicals: Suphala or Urea - 5 g Per Plant. Organic: Neemcake or Vermicompost - 10 g Per Plant.
    Season of Sowing All seasons


    SKU NUFSC048
    Product Weight Under 10 g to 25 g
    Product Height 15 cm
    Product Width 10 cm
    Product Depth 1 cm


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