COSMOS sulphureus 'Crest Red' (Sulphur Cosmos, Tall Red) is a species of herbaceous annual plant that is native to Mexico and parts of South America. The Crest Red Sulphur Cosmos is a specific variety of this plant that produces tall plants with bright red, crested flowers.
The Crest Red Sulphur Cosmos plants typically grow up to 4 feet tall and have a branching habit, producing many red flowers with crested petals. These plants prefer full sun and well-draining soil and can be grown from seeds sown directly in the garden or started indoors and transplanted.
Sulphur cosmos are known for their ability to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, making them a great addition to any garden. The Crest Red Sulphur Cosmos is particularly attractive to hummingbirds due to its bright red color. Super-attractive to butterflies, bees, and birds, the flower is pollinated by bees, butterflies, and the sun. Rich with uncommon scent, the flower is used for decoration and medical purposes.
Overall, the Crest Red Sulphur Cosmos is a colorful and eye-catching annual that can add height and drama to garden beds and borders. Its showy flowers and easy-to-grow nature make it a great choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.
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Scientific Name: Cosmos Sulphureus
Common Name: Crest Red, Tall Red
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: Mexico
Full Growth Height: 30-60 cm
Width in Across: 30-60 cm
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Mid/Late Summer, Fall
Flower: Cut, Showy
Flower Color: Red
Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Uses: Beds, Borders, Patio, Containers