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Cosmos sulphureus /Sulphur Cosmos

Cosmos sulphureus  / Cosmos sulphureus
Bright yellow flower
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Bright yellow flower

Flower and buds

A clump of flowering cosmos

Orange colored flower

Cosmos clump in flower

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Scientific Name: Cosmos sulphureus
Common Name: Sulphur Cosmos
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow, Orange
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Have yellow-orange flowers in late spring, summer and into fall. Not a tight compact grower like many other annuals. Produces an abundance of bright colored flowers on long stems. Plants tend to be rather lanky as they mature and bloom.