Flowers: Spring - Summer
Available cultivars: 4+ Origin:
Originally from Mexico
Cosmos are extremely easy to grow. Even those with a black thumb should have success with them.
Cosmos actually prefer dry poor soils and a bit of neglect. There
quite drought tolerant. The 'Sonata' family of Cosmos have a compact growth habit making
them an excellent choice for container gardening and attracting
Plant Cosmos Sonata White in full sun in fertile well drained soil in either beds
or containers. They tolerate heat well... but may need frequent
waterings. Cosmos grow quickly and flower prolifically. Remove
spent flowers to promote new flower growth. Cosmos are vigorous
following spring you should see plenty of new volunteers.
Cosmos thin flowers are good for pressing or used as a fresh cut
Potential pests ~ diseases: Aphids or powdery mildew.