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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 10:08 PM

"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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