COSMOS bipinnatus 'Gloria' (Cosmos, Pink w/Purple Eye) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to Mexico and Central America but has been widely cultivated and naturalized in other parts of the world, including North America.
COSMOS bipinnatus 'Gloria' (Cosmos, Pink w/Purple Eye) is a cultivar that is known for its large, bright pink flowers with dark pink centers that grow on long, slender stems. The flowers have a daisy-like appearance with an outer ring of pink petals surrounding a darker pink center. The foliage of 'Gloria' is fern-like and delicate, with dark green leaves that are finely divided.
The plant grows up to 4 feet (120 cm) tall and has a spread of 1-2 feet (30-60 cm). It blooms from midsummer to early fall and attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to the garden. 'Gloria' is a sun-loving plant that prefers well-drained soil and regular watering.
It is easy to grow from seed and is a great choice for adding vibrant color to borders, containers, or wildflower gardens. It also makes an excellent cut flower and can be used in floral arrangements or bouquets. Due to its bold pink color, 'Gloria' is often used in vibrant garden designs, and it pairs well with other warm colors such as oranges and yellows.
In addition to its ornamental value, Cosmos bipinnatus has ecological value as a source of nectar for pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. The plant is also used as a food source by some native wildlife species, including birds and small mammals.
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Scientific Name: Cosmos Bipinnatus 'Gloria'
Common Name: Cosmea Gloria
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: Mexico
Full Growth Height: 36-48 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Zone: 1 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: June - October
Attracts: Pollinators, Beneficial insects
Flower Color: Pink
Water Requirement: Moderate
Soil Type: Well-drained, Moist, Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Garden Uses: Meadows, Bouquet, Prairies, Informal Gardens