Common Cosmos, Mexican Aster 'Dazzler'

Cosmos bipinnatus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cosmos (KOS-mus) (Info)
Species: bipinnatus (by-pin-NAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Dazzler
Additional cultivar information:(Sensation series)

Category:

Annuals

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (dark red)

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

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:

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:

Elba, New York

Kintnersville, Pennsylvania

Crossville, Tennessee

Lakewood, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 13, 2010, dancingbear27 from Elba, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grew these for the first time last year. They were listed as "Red Dazzler". However, as noted in the photos, they are really a deep, dark pink. Lovely though. Flowered nonstop all summer even with a terrible rainy summer. Will be something I plant every year.

Positive

On Aug 3, 2008, crimsontsavo from Crossville, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A perfect plant. Perfect color and I haven't had to water it since I first planted it earlier in the season. Great for drought conditions.

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