Keen gardeners and florists can look forward to an abundance of different flower varieties to jazz up your island with in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Not all of them are easy to obtain, however, requiring some extra legwork beyond simply tooling on down to Nook’s Cranny. Here we’ll explain how to get Cosmos in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
How to Get Cosmos in Animal Crossing New Horizons
Having said that, Nook’s Cranny isn’t your only port of call when it comes to buying seeds, it should be the first place you look. Basically, the shop rotates seed varieties in a totally random fashion; you may find it has Cosmos the very first time you look, while you may also get unlucky and it won’t have stock of them for days.
The second thing you need to ask yourself in your pursuit of Cosmos is: what is your island’s native flower? All player islands will have one native flower species on upon their cliffs, which may or may not include you. Have you checked? If not, grab a ladder (here’s a guide on how to get a ladder) and go explore.
Your final two options are to purchase a Nook Miles Ticket and visit another island, hoping it’ll have Cosmos for you to pick. Otherwise, you might want to ask a friend if they have them on their island and go visit them.
What Cosmos are Used For
Cosmos are mostly useful for their beauty, either helping to improve your island’s rating or donning them as a head accessory. However, they are an intricate part of several DIY recipes, too.
Breeding Cosmos For Different Colors
Like other flowers in the game, Cosmos can be bred for unique color varieties that cannot be obtained simply by purchasing or finding them in the wild. Orange, pink, and black are the color varieties specifically that you will need to breed for. Do note the difference between “seed” and “hybrid.” Seed simply means that the plants must have been grown from seeds bought from stores and NPCs, while hybrids are reproduced flowers. Below you will find the color combinations for the rarest three:
- Black = Hybrid Orange + Hybrid Orange
- Orange = Seed Yellow + Seed Red
- Pink = Seed Red + Seed White
In addition to that, we’ve also included a graphic down below to indicate the best way to plant your Cosmos if you’re looking to get the hybrids efficiently. Credit to BackwardsN and peach-n-key.
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