Common Cosmos, Mexican Aster 'Double Click Rose Bonbon'

Cosmos bipinnatus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cosmos (KOS-mus) (Info)
Species: bipinnatus (by-pin-NAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Double Click Rose Bonbon
Additional cultivar information:(aka Double Click Rose Bon Bon)

Category:

Annuals

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly 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 is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Richmond, California

Spring Valley, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

Blair, Nebraska

Hampton, Virginia

Spokane, Washington

Davisville, West Virginia

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 24, 2017, growin from Beautiful, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Blooms start out as singles or sea shells later turning to full doubles. Dead heading is a must to keep the plant looking good. Self seeds freely. Became tall by the end of the summer with powdery mildew. Growing again this year.

Positive

On Feb 14, 2011, cloud91977 from Spring Valley, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Wow! This (and the white version) has got to be one of the loveliest cosmos ever. The flowers are somewhat papery and quite tough, but they look like delicate ruffled petticoats, and last for a week or more in a vase.

Must be deadheaded to prolong bloom. Or, better yet, toss some seeds under/around older plants every few weeks and simply cut out the older plants as the new ones begin to mature. Happily, ours reseed themselves from year to year. They begin to grow in late January to early February and are blooming less than 8 weeks later.

Needs some water during the summer.. every two weeks to once a month, depending on the location and moisture retentiveness of the soil. Easily accomplished w/ gray water.

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