Day 241: Cosmos 'Purity'

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year

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There are so many varieties of cosmos now, all wonderful in their own way. But Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Purity’ was the first I grew from seed many years ago, and still today the simple white version outperforms all others in terms of vigour and floral generosity. This is a plant that very much owns its space, one of those annuals that you can’t quite believe began life a few short months ago as a tiny seed – by the end of August, thick, almost woody stems, billowing fresh green and ferny foliage and a cloud of pure white flowers that keep on coming. There are fancier forms with double flowers, bright colours and flouncy petals, but this is a classic to which I’ll always return. It’s not the only cosmos I grow, but it’s probably the only one I’ll grow every year.


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Hello! I’m Andrew, gardener, blogger, podcaster, and owner of a too-loud laugh, and I’m so pleased you’ve found your way to Gardens, weeds & words. You can read a more in-depth profile of me on the About page, or by clicking the image above.

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