Plant Family Guides: Cosmos Guides
With finely cut leaves, slender stems and showy daisy-like flowers, Cosmos is a long-blooming annual which belongs in every garden. Ridiculously easy to grow, fairly pest-free and low maintenance, add this charming and graceful plant to the landscape and you will be rewarded with plentiful blossoms and happy butterflies!
Cosmos bipinnatus (Garden Cosmos) is listed in the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States. The federal government has estimated that nearly 25 percent of the 20,000 plant species native to North America are at risk of extinction, many of these through habitat loss. You can help reverse this trend by planting great native plants in your garden.
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