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cosmo garden
cosmo garden

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What to know about cosmos –


  • About Cosmos:

    perennial and/or annual plants growing 0.3–2 m (1 ft 0 in–6 ft 7 in) tall. The leaves are simple, pinnate, or bipinnate, and arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are produced in a capitulum with a ring of broad ray florets and a center of disc florets.

  • The flower color is very variable between the different species. So you can find any mix that will compliment your garden.
  • REFERENCE: information lifted from wikipedia
    INFO: varied types of cosmo flowers
  • Where to Grow:

    Annual cosmos can grow in just about any growing zone. They are very hardy and perform will in poor soil.

  • The annual type will bloom all summer long with daisy-like flowers in various colors, including pink, orange, red and yellow, white, and maroon.
  • They grow to about 5-6 feet in height with thin stems and can attract butterflies, birds, and bees.
  • INFO: How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Cosmos Flowers
    INFO: 9 Reasons You Should Grow Cosmos Flowers
  • Garden Planning:

    Cosmos grow high – similar to the daisy – with thin stems with flower at top. Cosmos are best as background flowers with other medium and low-lying plants up front.

  • They would look nice is a grassy field area – along fences and structures – rock gardens – intermingled among ornamental grasses – and in garden beds as a background.
  • Cosmos need to be watered regularly with good drainage. They can survive is dry conditions and in hot, humid weather. They are an overall hardy flower for just about any garden design.
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    IMAGES: cosmos used in rock garden
  • IMAGES: cosmos flower colors
    IMAGES: cosmos used in containers
  • INFO: The best cosmos to grow
    INFO: Eight plants to grow with cosmos
  • Care and Harvesting:

    Annual cosmos will bloom and grow all season long. They need to be watered regularly with good drainage. Cosmos can also survive drought conditions as well as hot, humid conditions.

  • You can harvest the seed once the cosmo flower dies. Seeds can dried through the winter for spring planting.
  • Cosmos is also known as a herbal remedy. It has topical properties that have been used to inflammation, eczema and other antiviral properties.
  • YOUTUBE: how to harvest cosmos seed
    INFO: cosmos medicine
  • Summary:
    Light:  sun
    Soil:  dry, sandy
    Height:  1-3 feet (annual), 3-8 feet (perennial)
    Width:  12-24 inches depending on type
    Flower:  red, orange, white, pink, yellow
    Foliage:  browish/gold
    Season:  summer blooms, fall blooms
    Features:  good for containers, attracts butterflys, cut flowers
    Benefits:  drought tolerant
    Propagation:  seed
    Zones:  2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
    INFO: view growing zones
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