Cosmos sulphureus 'Cosmic Orange'


Tips for Homeowners:

Water during establishment and when dry.

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If time is sparse and color is desired for a hot, dry location, then this easy-care annual is a good fit.

  • Bold color for the sunny garden
  • Excellent cut flower
  • Attracts butterflies

Great choice for the cut flower garden, a filler plant in the border garden, or in containers.

Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Zone: 10-11
Color: Orange

Interesting Notes about Cosmos:

Cosmos are fast-growing, so if you want an even greater flower display you can plant the seeds three different times: once in early spring, again in mid-summer (June), and finally in late summer (August). Cosmos likes warm soils and will germinate quicker than in the spring.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Garden
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Blooms all Season
  • Mass Planting
  • Container
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance
  • Rock Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Long Blooming

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water