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Cosmos 'Sensation Picotee'

Cosmos bipinnatus (Sensation Series) 'Picotee'

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Also known as

Cosmos 'Picotee', Cosmos 'Tip Top Picotee'

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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 no fragrance

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Cosmos 'Sensation Picotee' Overview

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Picotee' is more commonly known as Cosmos Picotee or Cosmos 'Sensation Picotee'. This half-hardy annual from the Asteraceae family produces pink and white blooms with yellow centres and attractive divided leaves. Beautiful feathery foliage contrasts with the summer flowers, these form on stems up to a metre tall, lasting through until autumn. Ideal for patio containers and/or planting schemes. This cultivar 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!

Common problems with Cosmos 'Sensation Picotee'

How to harvest Cosmos 'Sensation Picotee'

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 Picotee'


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 Picotee'

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Cosmos 'Sensation Picotee'

Cut Flower

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