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Cosmos Sensation Series

Cosmos (Sensation Series)

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Also known as

Cosmos 'Sensation Mix'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 months to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Cosmos Sensation Series Overview

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Series' is more commonly known as just Cosmos 'Sensation Mix'. This half-hardy annual from the Asteraceae family produces large single flowers in all shades of red, pink and white. Flowers have yellow centres and are held on 90 cm tall stems with attractive feathery, medium green leaves providing a beautiful backdrop. A vigorous variety ideal for patio containers and/or planting schemes. This series is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

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How to harvest Cosmos Sensation Series

Flowers can be harvested, pick the stems when buds are coloured but not open yet, this will keep insects from pollinating them and stretch the vase life by a few days.

How to propagate Cosmos Sensation Series


Sow seed in mid-spring in situ or sow seed in March-April in gentle heat, plant out in late May.

Special features of Cosmos Sensation Series

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Autumn colour

Beautiful flowering beds in autumn if they are sown in well prepared beds.

Other uses of Cosmos Sensation Series

Cut Flower

The large flower on a long slender stem makes a pretty effect if displayed in bunches or mixed into other floral bouquets.