Xanthos means yellow in Greek and that’s what this new Cosmos bipinnatus is all about: its unique, soft, stunning yellow colour. Xanthos is dwarf, early flowering and uniform, turning yellow into a professional product. This rich-flowering Cosmos is ideally suited for the patio and terrace and is a true eye catcher in the border. Xanthos adds a completely new colour to the compact Cosmos range. An absolute breakthrough in breeding!
Entries in the Fleuroselect trials that score highly on beauty, innovation, use and garden performance are granted a Gold Medal. This prestigious award symbolizes a genuine improvement in breeding. The jury was unanimous that the achievement in introducing soft yellow into compact Cosmos is truly exceptional and gave this newcomer almost full marks. Cosmos bipinnatus Xanthos, an absolutely outstanding 2016 Gold Medal!
Xanthos is a real treat for the grower as it is more dwarf and uniform. The plants are well branched and also very suitable to grow as a pot plant. Thanks to its compactness, Xanthos is ideal for transport. Retail will rave over this newcomer as Xanthos adds a new colour in the compact Cosmos range. The short production time will make this beauty an early-season, top attraction on the garden center shelves. Cosmos lovers will simply adore the soft yellow colour and the outstanding garden performance. Xanthos, a revolution for the compact Cosmos market.
Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly called the garden Cosmos or Mexican aster, is a medium-sized flowering herbaceous plant native to Mexico. The species and its varieties and cultivars are popular as an ornamental plant in temperate climate gardens. With Xanthos, Van Hemert & Co has created a Cosmos bipinnatus that is truly unique in its soft yellow colour.