Cosmos
Cosmos sulphureus 'Diablo'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Berea, Kentucky

Sanger, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 4, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This plant was an AAS winner of 1974.
'Diablo' is Spanish for 'devil'. This Mexican native was introduced into English horticulture in the late 18th century. Scarlet blooms last up to a week when used as a cut flower. Needs minimal care and thrives in poor soil. Plants are bushy and 2-3 ft tall. Treat as a half-hardy annual.