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

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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: Sunny Red

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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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive flowercrazy39 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!

Regional...

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

Lincoln, Nebraska
Manchester, New Hampshire
Houston, Texas



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