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PlantFiles: Cosmos
Cosmos sulphureus 'Ladybird Dwarf Lemon'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cosmos (KOS-mus) (Info)
Species: sulphureus (sul-FER-ee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Ladybird Dwarf Lemon

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive MiniPonyFarmer On May 4, 2010, MiniPonyFarmer from Gilmer, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Beautiful and easy to grow. I started these directly in the garden from seed. They have virtually no pests or diseases in my hot and humid East Texas yard. Plants matured about 18-24" tall and lasted until frost, blooming constantly. They reseeded themselves over the fall/winter and this spring I have many seedlings sprouted. The color is a beautiful lemon yellow that blends well with other colors.

Positive Suze_ On May 2, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

I prefer just the lemon to the mix (there is also a Ladybird Dwarf Mix). Bright lemon yellow flowers, very intense color, actually is compact enough to work well in borders w/o flopping over in storms.

Regional...

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

Chandler, Arizona
Nyssa, Oregon
Fort Worth, Texas
Gilmer, Texas
Spring Branch, Texas



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