Cosmos bipinnatus* (Cosmos)

Introduced annual with showy red, pink and white flowers on tall stalks; bloom summer to fall. Establishes easily and quickly on infertile sandy soils; low water use. Use for landscaping and wildflower meadows. Attracts butterflies and honeybees.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Annual

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Introduced

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height:  1-4 ft.

Bloom Color: white, pink, purple, lavender, orange, red

Bloom Period: Early summer until fall

Annual Precipitation: 8 in.

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Shade Tolerance: None

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Wetland Indicator Status: FACW

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SOIL ADAPTATION

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pH Range: 6.6-8.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 60,000

Seeding Rate: 15-20 PLS lbs/acre

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VARIETIES

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