Cosmos (Cosmos spp.)

These delicate looking flowers are easy to grow and easy to maintain. They come in a variety of colors and are gorgeous to use a cut flower as well. They have fern-like leaves and yellow centers that add a beautiful touch in any garden. These flowers can be very tall or dwarf sizes are available. They can be planted as seed or carefully transplanted, then enjoyed throughout the summer. Many butterflies in your garden will enjoy the sweet nectar from these beauties.

Attracts: Cabbage WhitePainted LadyZebra SwallowtailSilvery CheckerspotSleepy Orange,  and more

Color(s): pink, purple, lavender, rose, yellow, orange

Sun Exposure: Sun

Soil: Moderate water

Average Height: 2 1/2 ft. - 7 ft.

Average Spread: 18 in. - 30 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11

Note: Attracts hummingbirds

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Fred Miller

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