COSMOS sulphureus (Sulphur Cosmos, Dwarf Lemon) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to Mexico and Central America but has been widely cultivated and naturalized in other parts of the world, including North America.
Dwarf Lemon Cosmos is a variety of Sulphur Cosmos that has bright yellow flowers. It grows to a smaller height of 30-60 cm and has the same feathery green foliage.
Sulphur Cosmos typically grows to a height of 60-90 cm and has slender stems that bear daisy-like flowers. The blooms are around 4-6 cm in diameter and can be yellow, orange, or red, depending on the variety. The plant blooms profusely throughout the summer and into the early fall.
Sulphur Cosmos is a popular garden plant and is often used in wildflower gardens, meadows, and borders. It is easy to grow and maintain and tolerates a range of soils and growing conditions. The plant prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
The flower is as unique as it sounds. A common place for butterflies, honeybees, moths, and hummingbirds, the flower spreads an extraordinary aroma to its surroundings. Widely grown all over Mexico, the flower is still challenging to find because of its high demand. The reason behind that is the flower can enhance the beauty of any garden and make it a center of attention for bystanders.
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Scientific Name: Cosmos Sulphureus
Common Name: Dwarf Lemon
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Mexico, US
Full Growth Height: 20-30 in
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Pollinators: Sun, Butterflies, Honeybees
Flower Color: Yellow
Water Requirement: Average, Dry
Soil Type: Sand, Loam
Uses: Cut Flower, Decoration, Medical Purposes