when do you sow cosmos seed for a fall bloom?

natal(Louisiana 8b)May 21, 2012

One year my spring sown cosmos self-seeded and they bloomed again in the fall. Last year I sowed seed in late July and never got a thing.

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I just ordered some from Wildseed Farms. The lady told me (for my area zone 7b anyway) that the best to sow now would be cosmos, zinnia, sunflower. I think the website says 60-90 days from when you sow you'll get blooms.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 12:43PM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

I forgot all about this post. Guess I need to toss some seed out there.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 7:25PM
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I sowed mine in Late May, they sprouted but are still no more than 4-5 inches tall :-/ I will be transplanting them into a raised bed to see if they take off soon. I'll post before and after pics if anyone wants them. I am *hoping* they'll give a nice fall show being so late O.o

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 1:50AM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

After my last post I read 7 weeks from seed to bloom. I'm waiting until mid August to sow seed. Found a pic taken in mid October of a previous year's blooms, so that sounds about right.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 5:24PM
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