Cosmos bipinnatus

Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus

Common Name(s): Cosmos

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Description:

A popular, easy-to-grow annual. White, pink or maroon flowers appear in late Summer. Sow directly in Spring, spacing seedlings 250mm apart, and cover lightly. Do not overwater. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. C. sulphureus has coarser foliage, with flowers in shades of yellow and orange.

Family: Asteraceae

Botanical Pronunciation: COZ-mos by-pin-NAY-tus

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Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering

Flowers

Description:
This annual bears white, pink or maroon flowers in late Summer.


Foliage

Maintenance

Do not overwater. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Origin

Mexico


Recommended Varieties

Cosmos sulphureus has coarser foliage, with flowers in shades of yellow and orange.

Seed Sowing Instructions

Space seedlings 250 mm apart, and cover lightly.

Size
300-900 mm *
When to Sow

Sow directly in Spring.

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