Psycho White Cosmos

muneca_fl(9)March 4, 2012

I'm looking for Psycho White Cosmos. Please take a look of my trade list:

http://www.gardenweb.com/members/exch/muneca_fl

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msbatt

That's "Psyche", not "Psycho". (*grin*)

    Bookmark   March 6, 2012 at 6:21PM
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texaspinkpixie(8b)

Hey got psycho cosmos seeds and yep mine are named "psycho"

Not very many because I planted out more than half of the pack but I would be happy to send you what I have left :)

Here is a link that might be useful: wildseed psycho cosmos

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 4:26AM
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muneca_fl(9)

msbatt,
The seeds that i'm looking for is the Pshycho white cosmos, not the Psyche. If you do a search in the internet you'll find some pictures and information.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 11:33AM
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texaspinkpixie(8b)

Hahaha....

Guess me and the crazy daisies and psycho cosmos should look for some sort of group therapy!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 11:41AM
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littleonefb

Actually, the correct name is cosmos psyche white and has been the name for at least 20 years. That was when they first appeared and where being sold as a new "breed" and a semi double pure white cosmos and I started growing them every year.

It is a common practice for seed companies to change the name of common flower seeds that have been around for some time; a practice that I abhor personally as it is nothing more than an attempt to get the consumer to believe that the plant is a new plant, when in fact is the same old plant with a new name and tricks the consumer into believing it is some new plant.

This is what has been done with cosmos psyche in this case, also being done by parks seeds with the cosmos candystripe been around forever and now being renamed cosmos peppermint candy and called new. it is nothing more than cosmos candy stripe with a new name.

if you do a search for cosmos psyche plant and then do one for cosmos psycho plant, you will find, on your own, they are the exact same plant, even the pics used most of the time with them are identical.

Fran

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 1:25PM
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muneca_fl(9)

litteonefb,

Thank you for the information.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 2:38PM
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woofie_gw(5b)

littleonefb,
Do you by any chance have an authoritative source for your information? I'd like to update a database I'm involved with that contains both names, and it would be nice to be able to have a reference for the correction.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 9:30PM
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jaynine

Having worked in the seed business I can tell you that every seed house who produces these varieties lists them as 'Psyche'. They were probably renamed by retailers (happens all the time) without the customer knowing the difference.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 8:55AM
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