COSMOS bipinnatus 'Dazzler' (Cosmos, Crimson) is a variety of the Cosmos flower, which is an annual plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is native to Mexico and Central America but has been widely cultivated and naturalized in other parts of the world, including North America.
'Dazzler' is a popular cultivar that is well known for its vibrant, bright pink flowers 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 'Dazzler' is fern-like and delicate, with dark green leaves that are finely divided. The plant grows up to 3-4 feet (90-120 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.
'Dazzler' 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 color to borders, containers, or wildflower gardens. It also makes an excellent cut flower and can be used in floral arrangements or bouquets.
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Scientific Name: COSMOS bipinnatus 'Dazzler'
Common Name: Cosmea Dazzler
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: Mexico
Full Growth Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Zone: 1 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: June - October
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
Flower Color: Red with Yellow Center
Resistant: Pest, Disease
Water Requirement: Moderate
Soil Type: Well-drained, Moist, Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Garden Uses: Gardens, Bouquet, Prairies, Cottage Gardens