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#67545 Jun 16th, 2007 at 04:10 AM
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Do cosmos benefit a lot from dead heading? I'd like to save some seeds but not at the expense of losing lots of blooms.


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i think that depends on witch kind ya planted, i never done it except with sensation cosmos, and brightlights cosmos ive gotten more blooms with them.
http://plantanswers.tamu.edu/flowers/cosmos/cosmos.html
scroll all the way down to the pic of teta v red cosmo, and read that bit , it says you can cut back spring planted cosmos for more blooms.


this site says deadhead regulary for more blooms
http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/aboutflowers/tropicalflowers/cosmos-pink


notice on both sites it says to water less, poor dry siol for best blooms! im gonna try not watering mine so much,

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They are my all time FAV flower!!!!! As the flowers die I do go around and snip them off. thumbup

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Loz, snip them off?? As in CUT the whole head off??

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Do you save the heads and get seeds from them Loz?


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Wrennie #68701 Jun 18th, 2007 at 04:24 AM
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I have some cute orangey-yellow ones that are short.I let them set then cut off seedhead,but the others I've been snipping.Its taller was a spring/fall fling item(and was suppose to be a marigold/calendula seed.)I've grown an orange one like my orangey-yellow& really loved it.I hated the ones I grew last year.I don't like the tall ones& when we get boiling hot down here...the tall ones look crappy,while the shorter ones it don't effect.

choose a few stems for seeds,then keep the rest cut..thats what I do with my zinnias.


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