Common Cosmos, Garden Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus

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Botanical Name:

Cosmos bipinnatus

Family:

Asteraceae

Genus:

Cosmos

Species:

bipinnatus

Common Name:

Common Cosmos, Garden Cosmos

Seeds Per Pound:
74,728
Quantity:
0.73 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
147
Germination:
90%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Height:
2-4 feet
Collection Locale:
Oregon
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
annual
In Stock: 0.73 lb
Prices
  • Cosmos bipinnatus

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
1.95
10 g
5.50
1 oz
7.95
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 6 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: can be sown outdoors in spring after last killing frost or summer, surface sow or not more than 1/8" inch deep and keep moist.
Other: Germinates quickly, blooms profusely, transplants well.
In a Nutshell:
* Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly called the garden cosmos or Mexican aster, is a medium-sized flowering herbaceous plant native to Mexico.
* The species and its varieties and cultivars are popular as an ornamental plant in temperate climate gardens.
* The flowers of Cosmos bipinnatus attract birds and butterflies, including the Monarch butterfly. It can be part of butterfly gardening and pollinators-honey bee habitat gardens.
* Germination takes between 7 and 10 days at the optimal temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 °C); flowering begins between 60 and 90 days after germination. more...
* 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. more...
* Half-hardy annual. Plant grows rapidly and the flowers bloom from early summer until frost. Colors are hues of pink, white, gold yellow, orange, red, crimson. Foliage is delicate and feathery. Easy to grow in dry and infertile soils.