The Main Plant entry for Cosmos

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Cosmos.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Common names
  • Cosmos

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Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-08-24
cosmos
Location: My Garden
Date: 2020-04-23
#pollination by butterflies

Date: 2017-08-27
Uploaded by gardengorilla97306
Uploaded by gardengorilla97306
Location: Germany
Date: 2022-11-05
Location: Germany
Date: 2022-11-05
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Date: 2020-05-03
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2017-07-22
Centerpiece - Cosmos 005
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-08-06
Location: John Deere's home gardens Moline, Il. (Quad Cities)
Date: 7-5-08
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-08-30
labelled "Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Brownie'
Location: raleigh little theater rose garden
Date: 2023-06-18
Uploaded by pretty_paws_29
Location: Germany
Date: 2023-10-02

My yard, zone 6
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: 2021-10-18

Date: 2016-09-03
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: 2016-08-18
Cosmos flower
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2022-09-28
Uploaded by joannakat
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2012-08-23
Location: Mom’s garden
Date: 2018-08-27
Location: Canada
Date: 2018-09-13
Uploaded by Robert147red

Date: 2016-09-03
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.

Date: 2014-09-10
Location: Tarlton
Date: 2017-09-29
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2013-07-20
Location: Rose garden
Date: 2013-09-22
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: July 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-07-17
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-04-23
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-07-28
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica | Old Photo
Date: 2022-12-21

Date: 2010-06-24
Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania

Date: 2014-09-10

Date: 2014-09-09
Location: Tarlton
Date: 2017-10-04
Location: Tarlton
Date: 2017-09-29
Uploaded by pretty_paws_29

Male Goldfinch eating Cosmos seeds

Date: 2014-09-09
Location: Rose garden
Date: 2013-09-22
Location: Kyle, Texas
Date: 2018-06-16
Easy and pretty--my favorite combination!
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Kyle, TX
Date: 2020-04-18
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-07-31
Self-sown seedling of Common Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus Sensation

Date: 2014-09-09
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-07-13
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-08-13
  • Uploaded by Joy
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 10:08 PM concerning plant:
    "Cosmos is a genus, with the same common name of Cosmos, of about 20–26 species of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.

    Cosmos is native to scrub and meadowland in Mexico where most of the species occur, Florida and the southern United States, Arizona, Central America, and to South America in the north to Paraguay in the south.

    Cosmos are herbaceous perennial plants growing 10 inch–6 ft 7 inch tall. The leaves are simple, pinnate, or bipinnate, and arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are produced in a capitulum with a ring of broad ray florets and a center of disc florets; flower color is very variable between the different species. The genus includes several ornamental plants popular in gardens. Numerous hybrids and cultivars have been selected and named."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

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Sonata/Sensation mix
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s Sonata/Sensation mix
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s labeled "tall yellow cosmos"
lovesblooms On January 15, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s Fizzy Rose Picotee/Seashells mix
MySecretIslandGarden On July 31, 2022 Bloomed
MySecretIslandGarden On July 28, 2022 Plant emerged
From the wildflower mix.
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