COSMOS bipinnatus
(COSMEA bipinnatus)




Height: 2-3' (60-90cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: White, pink, maroon

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Asterales (Daisy Order)
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
Genus: Cosmos
Species: bipinnatus (bipinnate)
Cosmos bipinnatus

Cosmos bipinnatus is a very popular flower for summer bedding. It forms neat feathery bushes a couple of feet tall, sometimes up to four feet, with large daisy flowers in shades from white through pink to maroon, with yellow centres. Modern varieties come with single or double flowers, picotee edges, and even furled petals in the variety 'Seashells'.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Inside (3 days)

Seed Pod There is no seedpod. The seeds are borne in a dense head.

Seed Seeds are long, thin and curved with a stalk at one end. Many seeds on a seedhead.

Seedling The seedleaves are long and narrow. The first true leaves are very divided and feathery.

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