Scientific Name: Cosmos bipinnatus Form:
Common Name:cosmos, Mexican aster Texture:Fine
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Mexico Hardiness Zone:Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Other, Incised
Flowers: Head (capitulum), White, Pink, Red, Magenta, Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep
Fruit: Achene, Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Perennial border, Attract butterflies
Key ID Features:Leaves bipinnate, deeply cut into threadlike segments; flower heads separated, saucer-shaped, daisy-like, 5-10 cm wide.