Flowers Cosmos

Cupcakes Blush
Cosmos Seed

Product ID: 3398
Seed Crop Failure

Novel cosmos resemble fluted cupcake wrappers.

The seed producer is suspending production of Cupcakes Blush because flowers grown from the seed are not consistently true-to-type. Research is being done to refine the variety, but it will probably not be available again for several seasons. In the meantime, we can offer the following substitutes:

Fizzy White. Compared to Cupcakes Blush, Fizzy White offers a similar petal shape and size, though it produces only white blooms.

Double Click Bicolor Pink. Similar to Cupcakes Blush, this variety provides a nice range of subtle pinks, though the petal shape and style are not the same.

Please see the individual variety descriptions for more details.

Cupcakes Blush is as showy as Double Click with lighter-weight blooms held upright on stems. The light-colored, finely pleated blooms float above the foliage, reminding us of Degas' paintings of ballerinas. A small percentage of flowers have lovely, tufted centers. Ht. 40-50". Ht. 40-50". Avg. 4,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.


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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-10 days at 68-72°F (20-22°C). When planted outside, soil temperature must be above 60°F (16°C).

Direct seed: After last frost, once soil temperature is above 60°F (16°C), sow seed thinly in rows, barely covering the seeds. Thin when the first true leaves appear. Tall varieties may benefit from some wind protection. Transplant: Sow seed thinly, barely covering, 5-7 weeks before setting out. Keep soil moist until emergence. When the first true leaves appear transplant into larger containers. Harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost.


Any soil.

9-12". Wider spacing creates stronger, thicker stems.


Fresh: Harvest when petals on the first flower are just opening, but not yet flattened. Deadheading is required to have blooms all summer.

Excellent cut flowers. Beds, containers, and mass plantings.

Cosmos bipinnatus

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Cosmos bipinnatus

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

90 - 100 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Attracts Beneficial Insects