Cosmos (Cosmos caudatus) in the Cosmos Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Vegetable
Salad greens
Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Perennial varieties of Cosmos are rhizomes and can be propagated by division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Close by a  wild beach, Paraty, BrazilDate: 2013-12-22
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2015-03-16
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Posted by bonitin (Ghent, Belgium - Zone 8a) on Nov 18, 2015 1:46 AM

I think this is a plant that requires a longer growing season than I could give it.
This year I grew four of them from seed started at the end of February. The plants grew very well and strong, reaching a height of around 90 cm (3 ft).
I never got them to flower, though, but even without flowers the foliage is very attractive.

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