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Cosmos bipinnatus /Cosmos

Cosmos bipinnatus  / Cosmos bipinnatus
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Spring flowers

Flowers and narrow airy foliage

Several colors of cosmos with fine textured foliage

Relatively large flowers borne above very fine textured foliage

Pink flowers above finely cut foliage

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Scientific Name: Cosmos bipinnatus
Common Name: Cosmos
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Cosmos have large, up to four inches across, daisy-like flowers. They make wonderful cut flowers. The colors may be white, pink or red. Bloom over a rather extended period in the spring into summer. Select a sunny, well drained site for this annual. Excellent spring flowering bedding plant.