Cosmos spp. (KOS-mos)
Annual Sun Height 12- 18 inches Spread 18- 24 inches Spacing 12 inches
HABIT: Lacy foliage and flowers on long stems. Multicolored flowers in summer.
CULTURE: Any soil, drought tolerant. Can be easily grown from seed. Plant late spring or early summer.
USES: Summer flowers.
PROBLEMS: Few if any. Fungus if planted too early in the season.
NOTES: Plant from seed directly in beds after last frost and beyond. Native to Mexico. White varieties are also available.