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Cosmos

Picotee
Family Asteraceae
Name Cosmos Spp.
Featured Plant November 2006
Etymology
Cosmos From Latin cosmos meaning universe.

Pictures:
Bright Lights
Picotee
Purity
Sensation
Seashells
  See also:  Composite Flowers, Culture / Germination
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The delicate fern-like foliage contrasts well with evenly spaced graceful 4 inch flowers. A quick growing annual, cosmos will flower all throughout Summer and into the Autumn until the first frost. Dead head to increase flower production. Alternatively, cut the flowers and put them in a vase. Leave a few seeds to fall on to the ground to self seed.

Plant cosmos in full Sun, as it is heat tolerant. This tall plant should be planted next to a stake, and as it grows, tie it to the state. Alternatively, grow a group of plants in a block. The plants in the block will support each other.

 Bright Lights

Name Cosmos sulphureus "Bright Lights"
Etymology
sulphureus From Latin sulphureus meaning sulfurous, referring to the typical flower colour.

This selection grows yellow, orange or red flowers on dwarf plants.



Bud

Yellow

Orange

Red

 Picotee


Flower
Name Cosmos bipinnatus "Picotee"
Etymology
bipinnatus From Latin pinnatus meaning feather, referring to the finely cut leaves that resemble feathers.

This variety has white flowers with a pink trim.



Bud

Opening

Opening

Flower

Flower

Faded

Group

 Purity


White
Name Cosmos bipinnatus "Purity"
Etymology
bipinnatus From Latin pinnatus meaning feather, referring to the finely cut leaves that resemble feathers.

This is the pure white strain of Cosmos bipinnatus.


White

 Sensation


Purple
Name Cosmos bipinnatus "Sensation"
Etymology
bipinnatus From Latin pinnatus meaning feather, referring to the finely cut leaves that resemble feathers.

This selection grows white, pink, red or purple flowers with serrated petals.



Purple

Purple

Purple Bud

Semi Double

Rare semi-double form.

Pink

Pink

 Seashells

Name Cosmos bipinnatus "Seashells"
Etymology
bipinnatus From Latin pinnatus meaning feather, referring to the finely cut leaves that resemble feathers.

This selection grows white, pink, red or purple flowers with recurved petals.


Pink

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