COSMOS sulphureus (Cosmos, Dwarf Orange) is a species of herbaceous annual plant that is native to Mexico and parts of South America. The Cosmos sulphureus Dwarf Orange is a specific variety of this plant that produces vibrant orange flowers and has a compact, dwarf growth habit.
The flowers of the Cosmos sulphureus Dwarf Orange are characterized by their bright and vivid orange color, which makes them a popular choice for adding color to gardens and landscapes. The plants typically grow up to 2 feet tall, making them ideal for smaller gardens or for planting in containers.
The appealing orange color of the flower plays a vital role in its beauty. Blooms in the seasons of summer and fall, the flower has got the ability to tolerate drought. Pollinated by bees, sun, and butterflies, the flower is used for decoration and medical purposes. Star-shaped in appearance, the flower can melt your heart on the spot.
Like other sulphur cosmos, the Dwarf Orange variety is easy to grow and care for. They prefer full sun and well-draining soil, and can be grown from seeds directly sown in the garden or started indoors and transplanted.
Sulphur cosmos are also known for their ability to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, making them a great addition to any garden. With their bright orange flowers and easy-to-grow nature, the Cosmos sulphureus Dwarf Orange is a great choice for gardeners looking for a colorful and low-maintenance annual.
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Scientific Name: Cosmos Sulphureus
Common Name: Dwarf Orange
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: North US, South US, Mexico
Full Growth Height: 18-24 in
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Blooming Season: Fall, Summer
Flower: Cut, Star-shaped
Pollinators: Sun, Wind, Bees
Flower Color: Orange
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Water Requirement: Dry, Moderate
Soil Type: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Uses: Pollinator Gardens