COSMOS sulphureus 'Crest Orange' (Sulphur Cosmos, Tall Orange)
COSMOS sulphureus 'Crest Orange' (Sulphur Cosmos, Tall Orange) is a variety of the Cosmos flower, which is an annual plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. 'Crest Orange' is a cultivar that is known for its vibrant, bright orange flowers that grow on long, slender stems. The flowers have a daisy-like appearance with an outer ring of orange petals surrounding a yellow center.
The foliage of 'Crest Orange' is feathery and finely divided, with green leaves that are slightly hairy. The plant grows up to 2-4 feet (60-120 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.
'Crest Orange' 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 vibrant color to borders, containers, or wildflower gardens. It also makes an excellent cut flower and can be used in floral arrangements or bouquets.
Due to its bold orange color, 'Crest Orange' is often used in warm and bright garden designs, and it pairs well with other warm colors such as yellows and reds.
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Scientific Name: Cosmos Sulphureus 'Crest Orange'
Common Name: Sulphur Cosmos, Tall Orange
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: America
Full Growth Height: 24-36 incnhes
Zone: 3 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: January to April
Attracts: Butterflies, Honey Bees, Wild Bees
Flower Color: Orange-Red Blooms
Flower: Cut Flower, Showy
Water Requirement: Dry, Moderate
Soil Type: Well-drained, Fertilized, Moist
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral
Garden Uses: Indoor Gardens, Containers, Traditional Garden