Among new introductions is the exclusive-to-Mr Fothergill's Hummingbird Pink, which grows smaller than most cosmos at just 45cm (18in), making it suitable for containers as well as borders. A packet of seed sufficient for 20 plants costs £2.15. It is joined by the similarly priced Hummingbird White.
Other new cosmos being introduced by Mr Fothergill's for 2016 are Xanthos, Tetra Versailles Dark Rose and Tetra Versailles Flush. Xanthos (£2.15 for seed for 20 plants) is the first yellow-flowered Cosmos bipinnatus, while Tetra Versailles Dark Rose and Flush (both £2.15 for seed for 60 plants) complete the new plants.