Cosmic Red Cosmos Seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #00625-PK-P1


Stoplight-red blooms | Nonstop blooms all summer

Cosmic Red Cosmos, the most exciting yet in terms of intense, eye-popping beauty. These blooms are a brilliant scarlet-red, their color becoming brighter and more intense as the summer sun grows hotter. You can't beat Cosmic Red Cosmos for a mass planting alongside the driveway or blazing cement patio, where Cosmic Red Cosmos will soak up the heat and look all the better for it.

Boasting greater color and more vigor than most of this very colorful and vigorous family, the Cosmic series stands out as a bedding and border treasure no garden should be without. Cosmic Orange was an AAS Winner when it was introduced in 2000, while Cosmic Yellow takes top "butterfly honors" in my garden. But I think Cosmic Red Cosmos may be the best of them all. The color is SO intense, so attention-getting, that even a small planting of Cosmic Red Cosmos is visible from across the garden, and a large one is a sea of glorious color.

Masses of 2-inch double and semi-double blooms arise all summer long on well-branched 12- to 22-inch plants. Heat- and pest-resistant, Cosmic Red Cosmos thrives on neglect, spreading 12 to 17 inches wide even in poor, dry soils. Months of joy in the garden from this stunning AAS winner.

Like all Cosmos, this charming variety Cosmic Red Cosmos thrives in the sunny garden, drawing butterflies and compliments by the dozen. Simply direct sow the seeds wherever you'd like lots of quick, long-lasting color. Two and a half months later Cosmic Red Cosmos are in full bloom. Cosmic Red Cosmos flowers are great in vases too, keeping their color and holding up their heads over a long period. And Cosmic Red Cosmos will thrive even in poor dry soils, making them ideal for blazing-hot trouble spots as well as beds, borders, and walkways.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Cosmos
Species sulphureus
Variety Cosmic Red
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 12 in - 22 in
Plant Width 12 in - 17 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Pest Fighter, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Red
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

September 03, 2022


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I plant my seeds in my sunroom in April. Because I have the time most of what I plant is in the gardens as well as pots. The best of what I remember is that the last little seedling that popped up was this beautiful, simple but not, Cosmic red cosmo and I fell in love at first sight when th flower appeared. The solid flaming red with “in your face” yello stamens adored by the bees makes me stop to look at her every time. It is my favorite this year. Thank you to the hybridizers, I’ve been ordering your seeds from your catalog for years. stellar work

Laurel Sedlacko from PA
October 21, 2019

Easy grow and pest free

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Grew these easily from seed. Hardy and pest free in the garden. A beautiful pop of color that butterflies and insects love. Looks beautiful planted alongside blue/purple/lime green flowers. Freely self seeds so you get waves of growth depending on your growing season. One drawback is need to dead head old blooms to keep plants looking "clean". Not necessary but recommended.

Marianne from SC
August 16, 2015


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful blooms ranging from yellow to orange to bright red. Early bloomer with profuse blooms. Very hardy and tough even along a hot stone wall.

RD from TX

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