Cosmos sulphureus* (Sulpher cosmos)

Drought tolerant; full sun. Bright sulfurorange flowers explode from the tall branching stems of this annual species from summer through fall. An easily established plant on most sites but prefers coarse soils. Widely used in beautification or roadsides, exposed slopes, or background landscaping.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Annual

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Introduced

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 24-36 in.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Period: Summer/fall

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Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

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Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

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SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 55,000

Seeding Rate: 15-20 PLS lbs/acre

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