Cosmos, Buddha's Hand (Organic)
Mostly semi-double, fiery orange blooms on 3-4′ tall plants that flower early. A favorite of bumblebees. We have been growing this variety ever since our days as farm apprentices in 2004 and we hope to keep it around for the long haul. Originating from a mysterious single plant with a hand written tag from an unknown source. Possibly pulled out of a dwarf bright lights mix, but we will never know for sure. We love mystery and we love this flower.
Direct sow ½” deep after danger of frost, or sow indoors for transplant starting 6 weeks before last frost. Thin or transplant to 12.” Prefers 60-70°F soil temp. Germination in 10-14 days.
Collect seeds from seedheads that are fully dry. Shell by hand or by dancing, and winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Some cross-pollination may occur, isolate from other varieties of the same species by ¼ mile.