COSMOS sulphureus (Cosmos, Dwarf Mixed)
COSMOS sulphureus (Cosmos, Dwarf Mixed) is a popular annual flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. It is native to Mexico, Central America, and northern parts of South America. The plant is valued for its bright, colorful flowers, which come in shades of yellow, orange, and red, and bloom from mid-summer to fall.
The plant typically grows to a height of 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) and spreads up to 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) in width. It has feathery, pinnate leaves that are deeply cut and lacy in appearance. The flowers are daisy-like, with a central disk of florets surrounded by 8-10 ray florets. They are approximately 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter and sit atop long, slender stems.
Dwarf Mixed Cosmos is a popular choice for gardeners because of its easy-to-grow nature, low maintenance requirements, and ability to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. It thrives in full sun and well-draining soil, but can also tolerate some shade and poor soil conditions. The plant is often used in borders, container gardens, and as a filler plant in larger flower beds.
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Scientific Name: COSMOS SULPHUREUS
Common Name: DWARF MIXED, COSMOS
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Mexico
Full Growth Height: 20-30 in
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Fall, Summer
Flower: Cut, Showy
Pollinators: Sun, Honeybees
Flower Color: Mixed, Orange, Yellow
Water Requirement: Dry, Moderate
Soil Type: Sand, Clay, Loam
Uses: Gardens, Beds, Borders