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Common Name: Cosmos
Cosmos bipinnatus is an annual plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It has uses.
Southwestern N. America to Mexico, naturalized in many other parts of America.
Roadsides and waste places[
Succeeds in a sunny sheltered position in most soils[
] but prefers one that is poor and light[
A very ornamental plant[
], the flowers are very attractive to bees[
]. There are many named forms selected for their ornamental value[
Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 5 - 7 days at 20 - 25°c[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.
Especially in areas with hot summers, the seed can also be sown in situ in May[