Cosmos is a genus, with the same common name of cosmos, consisting of flowering plants in the sunflower family. It is a popular ornamental flower plant. Cosmos are annual plants is a native of Mexico, that blooms a long stem. Cosmos can easily grow; these plants are suitable for borders or containers. Its flowers are attracting to honeybees, butterflies, and birds. They are in vibrant colors red, yellow, orange, white and pink.
These plants have a height of about 6 feet. Cosmos extend simple and cheap. This plant is used in many ways, such as indoor performances, as cut flowers or as background. Cosmos is a perennial species, but also the common garden plants are grown in the annuity. These plants can reseed but the seeds can be collected easily and can be used in the next season.
Common Name Cosmos
Scientific Name Cosmos
Plant Type Flowering plant
Height 6 feet
Sun Full Sun
Soil pH 6.0 to 6.8
Flower Color Pink. Orange, White, yellow
Bloom time Summer, Autumn
How to plant cosmos
- This plants can be started 4 to 6 weeks before the last spring frost. Seedling is fast booming. As soon as the seeds become 3 to 4 inches long, they should be transplanted.
- Its seeds are brown and can be easily handled; these seeds can be sown in the summer.
- The plant seeds 1/4 inch deep in the moist soil too but it should completely dry. The plants do not need soil for the very rich, though rich soil encourages more foliage and bloom.
- They can tolerate hot and dry weather.
- The plants grow 18 to 60 inches long and can be grown anywhere.
- If you plant the seeds develop by Cosmos, keep in mind, they bloom for the first time take more than 7 weeks. After that, however, it continues to blossom until next winter.
- Its prickly seeds are scattered here and there during the fall and these new plants are born.
If the Natural Soil 6.0 to 6.8 pH is the best, but cosmos do not care about soil. They tend to grow in poor soils. However, given some fertilizer soil (rich soil) bloom in the well.
If sowing or transplanting in outdoors to wait for the frost until frost has passed. It will grow very quickly but would die due to the cold.
- Full sun for best blooming appearance is much better. However, they also bloom in partial shade but bloom and are relatively small.
- It requires less maintenance, while prolonged droughts do not.
- Let the water regularly, but do not let the plant more water. Much water and fertilizer are the effects the plant’s blossom. Cosmos can tolerate dry soil, as far as the warm and dry atmosphere.
- The plant does not need any fertilizer; it’s grown well in poor soil if the soil is to improve the impact on the bloom.
- They are the only real maintenance is required, when the flowers have faded, dead heads and dried leaves should then be separated, flowers bloom longer.
- These plants grow tall and strong winds are affecting them to the edge of the fence is more appropriate.
These plants are almost pests free.
- Harvest while keeping in mind that some of the flowers and leave them on the plant, because the plant is self-seed.
- You can break at any time after the plant’s bloom, but when it should be fully bloomed flowers and icing is more appropriate.