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2 tone Cosmos Plant/Flowers

ryan10ryan10 Posts: 13

I thought the first one was a one off but it seems to be the plant is this rare? i havent seen it before thats for sure...imageimage



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ryan10ryan10 Posts: 13

    I assure you they are real I picked the first one and put it in some water thinking it was a one off but this morning I have noticed another on the same plant. I joined this site to see if anyone has ever seen it before especially a plant re-producing the flowers like this...

  • ryan10ryan10 Posts: 13

    If anyone would like me to take more pictures i am more than happy to.

    Last edited: 10 August 2016 13:52:11

  • I love Cosmos, but to have one like yours ryan would be the icing on the cake - wow! Did you sow them as seeds?  What is the name of this Cosmos?

  • ryan10ryan10 Posts: 13


  • ryan10ryan10 Posts: 13

    imageThe one I picked still in the window behind the curtain oops lol

  • ryan10ryan10 Posts: 13

    imageIts location is nestled near the fence not getting much light. Behind this group of flowers

    Last edited: 10 August 2016 14:02:29

  • ryan10ryan10 Posts: 13

    Thanks Guernsey yes they were all sown as seeds, they were bought from Ebay, I am 99% confident that it came out of a pack of the butterfly mix of these on Ebay link:

    I bought 5 plugs aswell, but this pack is the only source of other cosmos the plugs are all well developed now, but this plant is at the back and smaller, so i presume its a hatched seedling :)

    Last edited: 10 August 2016 14:15:44

  • ryan10ryan10 Posts: 13

    if the next bud shows the same trait ill upload a pic with it in the next few days :)

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,269

    Fascinating - but I'm not sure I'd want a lot of them.

    I've noticed similar things with flowers on occasion over the years, but noting as distinct as you have.Maybe some sort of genetic mutation.

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