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Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Apricotta’

Cosmea 'Apricotta'

Cosmos Apricotta, Mexican Aster Apricotta, Cosmos Bipinnatus Apricotta, Salmon Cosmos, Apricot Cosmos, Peach Cosmos

Noted for its unique color, Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Apricotta’ is an upright, bushy annual boasting single, pale apricot to peach flowers, 3 in. across (8 cm), flushed soft pink at the base of the petals. Blooming for months from midsummer to fall, the ravishing blossoms are borne on sturdy, upright stems above the finely-divided foliage of bright green leaves. Fairly pest-free and low maintenance, add this charming plant to the landscape, and you will be rewarded with abundant butterflies. This floriferous Cosmos is ideally suited for the patio and terrace and is a true eye-catcher in the border. The large cupped blossoms are excellent for cutting too!

  • Grows up to 40 in. tall (100 cm) and 24 in. wide (60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun, in average, moist, well-drained soils.
  • An ideal addition to beds and borders, containers, cottage gardens, and city gardens.
  • keep an eye out for aphids, slugs, and gray molds.
  • Deadhead regularly to encourage flowering.
  • Sow seed in containers in mid-spring or in situ in late spring.
  • Cosmos bipinnatus species is native to Mexico.
  • Find where this species is invasive in the United States.
  • Discover beautiful U.S. native plant alternatives.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Cosmos
Common names Cosmos
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Cutting Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Daydream’
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Gloria’
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Dazzler’
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Sonata Carmine’
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Candy Stripe’
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Apricot Lemonade’

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Dahlia ‘Honka’
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ (Lavender)
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Marmalade’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Cosmos
Common names Cosmos
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Cutting Garden
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