COSMOS bipinnatus ('Daydream' Cosmos, White w/Rose Blush) is a specific cultivar of the Cosmos bipinnatus species, known for its beautiful and unique flower coloration. This variety is commonly referred to as 'Daydream' Cosmos or 'Daydream' White with Rose Blush Cosmos.
The 'Daydream' Cosmos features large, showy flowers with a distinct color pattern. The blooms start with a pristine white base color, and as they mature, they develop a delicate rose blush or pink tinge, creating a charming and romantic appearance. The transition from white to rose blush adds depth and visual interest to the flowers, making them a captivating addition to any garden or floral arrangement.
The flowers of 'Daydream' Cosmos are daisy-like in shape, with a prominent central disc surrounded by petals. The petals are often overlapping and have a slightly rounded or spoon-shaped appearance, giving them a soft and gentle look. The overall effect of the white with rose blush coloration against the green foliage is quite striking and eye-catching.
Similar to other varieties of Cosmos bipinnatus, 'Daydream' Cosmos plants have feathery, fern-like foliage that is deeply divided into slender segments. The mid-green leaves provide an attractive backdrop to the blossoms, enhancing their visual impact.
As an annual flower, 'Daydream' Cosmos is relatively easy to grow. It prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. The plants thrive in well-drained soil and can withstand periods of drought once established. Regular watering is recommended, particularly during hot and dry conditions, to support healthy growth and abundant flowering.
'Daydream' Cosmos is known for attracting butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, making it an excellent choice for pollinator gardens. Its long, slender stems and beautiful blooms also make it a popular cut flower for floral arrangements, adding elegance and charm to bouquets.
To encourage continuous blooming, it is beneficial to deadhead the spent flowers by removing them from the plant. This practice helps redirect the plant's energy into producing new buds and prolongs the flowering period.
Overall, 'Daydream' Cosmos, with its stunning white flowers transitioning to a rose blush, offers a captivating and romantic addition to garden beds, borders, and cut flower arrangements. Its graceful appearance, ease of cultivation, and ability to attract pollinators make it a desirable choice for gardeners and flower enthusiasts.
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