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Cosmos

Botanical Name
Cosmos bipinnatus
Hardiness
Half hardy annual
Height
12 to 72 inches
Width
12 to 24 inches
Flowers
Summer till frost: red, rose, pink, purple
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 12 inches apart
  • Avoid over fertilizing - results in no blooms and floppy plants
  • Heat and drought tolerant
Problems
Aphids, bacterial wilt, aster yellows, Japanese beetles
Varieties
  • Sea Shells - fluted petals, 36"
  • Sonota - dwarf, 20"

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