COSMOS sulphureus 'Crest Gold' (Sulphur Cosmos, Tall Gold) is a variety of the Cosmos flower, which is an annual plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family, native to Mexico and parts of South America. 'Crest Gold' is a cultivar that is known for its bright yellow-gold flowers that grow on long, slender stems. The flowers have a daisy-like appearance with an outer ring of gold petals surrounding a yellow center.
Due to its golden color, 'Crest Gold' is often used in autumnal or harvest-themed garden designs, and it pairs well with other warm-colored flowers such as reds and oranges.
The Crest Gold Sulphur Cosmos plants typically grow up to 4 feet tall and have a branching habit, producing many golden-yellow 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 Gold Sulphur Cosmos is particularly attractive to hummingbirds due to its bright color.
Overall, the Crest Gold 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 'Crest Gold'
Common Name: Sulphur Cosmos, Tall Gold
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: Central America
Full Growth Height: 12-24 incnhes
Zone: 3 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring, Fall
Attracts: Bats, Birds, Butterflies, Honey Bees, Native Bees
Flower Color: Orange, Gold Shade
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: Indoor Gardens, Containers, Traditional Garden