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Pinching Out Cosmos

VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 650
Last year i planted some cosmos in my borders which grew tall and leggy. i was told i should have pinched them out to make them more bushy. This year i've been growing some dwarf cosmos from seed, has anyone grown the dwarf variety and if so do they still need pinching out?.


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,304
    Thereq are cosmos of different heights ap. All benefit from being pinched out as it mskes them bushier
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,153
    I’m trying trying the dwarf ones this year so I’m interested in any answers too. 😀
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,153
    I usually pinch out the taller ones when they have 5/6 pairs of leaves. 
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 650
    Thanks for the info guys
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    The slugs ate the tops off some of mine so I consider them pinched .......
  • suenrichsuenrich Posts: 1
    Very interesting reading about pinching out cosmos, mine are planted outside, need to be a bit bushier but not sure if I can pinch them out as they have flower buds:?
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    I wouldn't recommend pinching if they have flower buds........just remember to keep picking the flowers, they will be fine
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