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Thelesperma burridgeanum 'Philippine'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thelesperma (thel-uh-SPER-muh) (Info)
Species: burridgeanum
Cultivar: Philippine

Synonym:Cosmidium burridgeanum

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12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive WaterCan2 On Oct 6, 2007, WaterCan2 from Eastern Long Island, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I found it less tolerant of drought and its stems are structurally weaker & shorter than my other various Cosmos. It flowers much earlier than all the others [Cosmos] as well. It's chocolate/ yellow flowers do stand out nicely though. Sowed the seed directly in our sandy, well drained soil.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Port Norris, New Jersey

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