Common Cosmos, Mexican Aster
Cosmos bipinnatus 'Dwarf Sensation Mix'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cosmos (KOS-mus) (Info)
Species: bipinnatus (by-pin-NAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf Sensation Mix

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Thousand Oaks, California

Delmar, Delaware

Bay City, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

New Baltimore, Michigan

Lincoln, Nebraska

Trenton, New Jersey

Belfield, North Dakota

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Baden, Pennsylvania

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Tremonton, Utah

De Pere, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 23, 2007, crowellli from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

These reseed themselves but aren't invasive. I've had them come back from seed for three years in a row. They bloom well and I've had no pest or disease problems with them. I love them.

Positive

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

Really does stay compact (2-3 ft max) and can be used in borders. I love it.