COSMOS sulphureus 'Bright Lights' (Sulphur Cosmos, Tall Mixed) is a species of herbaceous annual plant that is native to Mexico and parts of South America. The Bright Lights Sulphur Cosmos is a specific variety of this plant that produces tall plants with a mix of brightly colored flowers.
The Bright Lights Sulphur Cosmos plants typically grow up to 4 feet tall and have a branching habit, producing a mix of brightly colored flowers in shades of yellow, orange, and red 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 Bright Lights Sulphur Cosmos is particularly attractive to hummingbirds due to its bright colors.
Overall, the Bright Lights 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 who want a mix of colors in their garden.
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Scientific Name: COSMOS sulphureus 'Bright Lights'
Common Name: Sulphur Cosmos, Tall Mixed
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: Mexico
Full Growth Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Zone: 2 to 11
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late), Fall
Flower Color: Pure White and Soft Pink
Flower: Cut Flower, Showy
Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Well-drained, Sand, Loam, Chalk, Moist
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Garden Uses: Borders, Containers, Traditional Garden