We are so excited to be carrying Tango Cosmos seeds (Cosmos sulphureus) from Grand Prismatic Seed!
Grand Prismatic says:
We love how the fiery orange blooms of Tango Cosmos appear to be levitating when seen from a distance, especially when a slight breeze causes them to dance around on their barely visible slender stems. Up close you can see a beautiful orange and gold bi-color effect, something difficult for our camera to capture, making them even more precious.
There are so many reasons to grow Tango Cosmos seeds. The flowers are great for dyeing cotton or wool, the nectar feeds local bumblebees and hummingbirds, seeds feed the songbirds, and they provide the perfect vista to get lost in while day dreaming on a hot summer day.
Start indoors and transplant after your last frost, or direct sow after danger of frost has passed. Deadhead for an avalanche of flames that will go until your first frost.
Packet: 50 seeds
ABOUT THE FARMERS:
James Young and Guy Banner are the co-owners and farmers of Grand Prismatic Seed. They made a commitment to grow high quality open pollinated seeds. Their seeds can withstand the stresses associated with high desert crop production. Over time, they expect to release new vegetable varieties adapted to the Intermountain West. James has a passion for growing natural dye plants/seeds. He learned his seedy ways from Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon. Guy has an affinity for medicinal herbs and plants native to the Great Basin, Intermountain West, and Colorado Plateau. He has an extensive background. For instance, it includes ethnobotany and habitat restoration, agroecology, native seed production, and ornamental gardening.
Images courtesy https://www.grandprismaticseed.com/