Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Vega Red') in the Cosmos Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Bloom reverse.

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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-31Bloom reverse.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-31Relative bloom size - quite large.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-31
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Comments:
Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b) on Jul 31, 2012 9:52 AM

Very deep color tones in the blooms of this plant - very nice! Fairly compact, nicely branched and drought tolerant. This transplant survived two months of no rain, in full sun, with very little supplemental water.

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