Cosmos bipinnatus. Annual.
This tall, showy annual produces an abundance of beautiful crimson-red flowers with a contrasting yellow center. The delicate and feathery foliage grows rapidly to produce a lovely background plant. Hardy and easy to grow. Grows well in dry areas. Attracts pollinators.
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)
Spacing: 2″ (5cm)
Sprouts In: 6-10 days
Thinning: 12″ (30cm)
Plant in average soil in a location with full sun to part shade in spring after danger of frost, or in the fall in mild climates. Keep young plants evenly moist and well weeded until established. Tolerates poor soil, heat, and drought.
Do not fertilize. Cut flowers regularly to encourage more blossoms.