How to grow Cosmos

Latin Name Pronunciation: koz’mose

This genus of about 25 species is grown for its variously colored flowers that appear from summer to fall. The flowers grow on long, well-branched stems that are excellent for cutting. Plant in annual borders or containers, or use as filler plants between perennials.

Grow in full sun and moist but well-drained soil. Occasional deadheading will keep the flowers coming all summer long and into fall.

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