Cosmos bipinnatus* (Cosmos)

Low water requirement; full sun. Showy pink, symmetrical flowers cover the rather tall stalks of this annual species from summer to fall. Grows well on infertile, sandy soils but is adaptable and tends to establish easily and grow quickly on most sites. Recommended for roadsides, exposed slopes, fence lines, hedge rows, or background areas. Introduced from Mexico.

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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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