Klondike Cosmos, Sulphur Cosmos, Orange Cosmos
Cosmos sulphureus 'Sunny Red'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

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

Regional

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

Lincoln, Nebraska

Manchester, New Hampshire

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 3, 2005, flowercrazy39 from Manchester, NH wrote:

Second year growing this one, I love it and will continue as long as it seeds!