Thompson’s 2016 Seed Catalogue contains a dedicated inspirational spread on Cosmos. It will also champion new Cosmos ‘Xanthos’ as the Thompson & Morgan Flower of the Year 2016.
Horticultural director Paul Hansord, said: “New cosmos are always popular with our customers ? we struggled to meet demand for our exclusive Cosmos ‘Cupcakes’ last season, and we’re expecting big things from ‘Xanthos’ in 2016.
?Yellow is a much sought-after colour in the genus. With all eyes on these easy to grow summer performers, thanks to the Fleuroselect campaign, we hope to see even more gardeners adding Cosmos to their schemes in 2016.”
Other popular varieties from the Thompson & Morgan range include ?Sweet Sixteen?, ?All Sorts Mixed, ?Brightness Mixed? and the all new ?Rubenza?, which is an unusual type admired for its colour changing petals. Flowers start off a rich ruby-red turning to a traditional rose shade as they mature.