Cosmos sulphureus Cav.

Orange (Yellow) Cosmos

Family: Compositae

Genus: Cosmos

Category: Annual

Size: 1 to 7' tall

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Orange to yellow flowers, 2 to 3" diameter. Green feathery foliage, opposite. Sow seed after frost danger is over and then more 2 weeks later. Will reseed. Prefers well-drained sandy soil.


Native to Mexico.

Published in Icon. (Cavanilles) 1: 56 t.79 in 1791.


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