Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Series'

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Series'

Photo/Illustration: 
Scott Phillips
(Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Series')
KOZ-mose by-pin-AY-tus
Genus:  Cosmos

This series of annuals produces extra large, cup-shaped blossoms to 3-1/2 inches across in shades of white or pink all summer long. 

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

This Mexican native is loved by butterflies. It produces excellent cut flowers and is ideal for a cutting garden, mixed border, or annual border. 

Care: 

Deadhead to prolong flowering, but also leave some seeds to self sow. The plants are moderately drought and heat tolerant.

Propagation: 

Sow seed in situ in late spring or at 61°F degrees in mid-spring.

Problems: 

Stem canker, powdery mildew, Rhizoctonia stem rot, gray mold, aphids.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Beneficial Bugs,
Attracts Butterflies,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Annuals

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