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Garden Cosmos 'Sonata mix'     

Cosmos bipinnatus

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Sonata mix is a popular variety of Garden Cosmos, which belongs to the Cosmos genus (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata mix'). Sonata mix is a (open pollinated) variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Jazzberry jam and   Phlox and   Anti-flash white. When mature, blooms are roughly 7.0 cm (that's 2.73 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 8. Leaves appear approximately as a   Kelly green colour.

Mixed colors of white, pink, lavender, rose and purple.

This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Sonata mix is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 61.0 cm (1.98 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Sonata mix originates from.

Sonata mix Garden Cosmos is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Sonata mix have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Sonata mix

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Deadhead.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Sonata mix is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.6 and 7.8 as Sonata mix is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Sonata mix from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.25 inches (0.64 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Sonata mix about 28 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Sonata mix

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sonata mix is a tender plant.

Harvesting Sonata mix

Garden Cosmos Sonata mix Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin bipinnatus meaning “staunch” or “like two small wings”.1

Other Names for Garden Cosmos 'Sonata mix'

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