UPDATE: Some folk are finding ‘Albatross’ is erratic in its germination…with this in mind I am offering the rest of this season’s stock as a ‘buy one get one free’ offer.
This season’s Cosmos ‘Purity’ harvest was something of a letdown. So I’m dropping ‘Purity’ from the team for a year until the suppliers fix what went wrong. Meanwhile my glamorous contact in Italy, Signora Montalcini has suggested I try ‘Albatross’. Signora Montalcini has me in her spell and she supplies wonderful flower seeds, ripened in long and reliable summers.
‘Albatros’ will give us heaps of daisy-like flowers on feathery foliage. Grows best in moist well-drained soil…like most annuals.
Height: 120 cm
Seeds in packet: 50ish
Sow undercover from early April or directly into the soil from mid-May…it sometimes self-seeds in the balmy south.