Cosmos bipinnatus

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.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
30 
- 48 
in.
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
Low - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
15 
- 20 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
30.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
60,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Pink
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fall