Cosmos features attractive, finely cut foliage that is topped with large, light-pink, white or purple flowers. It begins to bloom in summer and blooms nonstop until first frost, providing a charming display of color while attracting butterflies and bees to the garden. Direct sow 1/8" deep or broadcast and gently rake into the soil. Can also be sown indoors 4 weeks before last frost then transplanted to the garden. Thin plants 9-12" apart. It frequently self-sows and tolerates drought and poor soil.
Cosmos bipinnatus, Cosmos (mixed colors)
Height: 2'-4'. Spread: 2'-3'. Pink, white or red flowers June to frost. Direct sow or start indoors. Germination: No pre-treatment.