About Cupcakes and Saucers Mix
Unique variety in which the individual petals of a classic cosmos have merged together to form a delicate-looking bowl with a scalloped edge. Some flowers in this white, pink, and pink-blushed mix have a rose eye and some have extra frilly petals around their gold centers. Easy to grow and stands up to rain.
One of Thompson & Morgan seed company's customers, amateur breeder Diane Engdahl of California, noticed an unusual cup-like cosmos growing in her back yard. She took the breeding of the fused petals as far as she could, then made a deal with Thompson & Morgan seed company which often improves and markets plants raised by amateurs. It took 10 years to stabilize the trait.
Graceful, yellow-centered daisies bloom all summer. Lacy foliage. Great next to a hot alley, tolerating part shade, lean or sandy soil, and neglect. Easy and quick to bloom; may self-seed. Excellent cut flowers.