• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Pinkie'

Cosmea 'Sensation Pinkie'

Cosmea 'Sensation Pinkie'

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Cosmea 'Sensation Pinkie'

  • Synonyms Cosmos 'Sensation Pinkie'

  • Genus Cosmos can be annuals or perennials with simple or pinnately divided leaves and large, long-stalked daisy-like flowers in summer

  • Family Asteraceae / Asteraceae

  • Species 'Sensation Pinkie' is an erect, bushy annual with finely dissected leaves and single, purplish-pink flowers

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar_Upright#Columnar/Upright

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in-situ in late spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases May suffer from foot rot and grey moulds

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