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Cosmos bipinnatus (Garden Cosmos, Mexican Aster)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 37162



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cosmos
Species: Cosmos bipinnatus
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Annual
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • June
Flowering End edit
  • October
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Pinnatisect
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Container/Patio
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Cottage Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
Soil pH edit
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
  • 7.6 - 8.0 (Slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Pink
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Contributors For This Plant
Tammyd (1215)
Netty (12946)
Frank (2676)
toni (30286)
Jewell (5460)
Kay (765)
DeepWoods (30)
  purpleinopp (1979)


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Kay (765) wrote on Feb 01 2010
Rating for this plant:
A pretty, airy, foliage with nice height for the back of a cottage garden.

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