Cosmos are freely flowering annual plants that are easy to grow. The flowers sit atop long slender stems and form a cloud of colour that not only looks attractive throughout the summer but also attract bees, butterflies and birds to your garden. Cosmos grow as easily in beds, and they make great cut flowers. The plants can handle drought, poor soil conditions, and general neglect. This is a truly low maintenance plant. Cosmos are quintessential cottage garden flowers and mix well with just about everything. Cosmos flowers are daisy-like, with ray florets surrounding the centre disc of florets in a shallow cup. There is a broad range of colour and more every year. The leaves grow opposite and are either deeply lobed, pinnate, or bipinnate and feathery, depending on the variety. Since few pests bother cosmos, the plants look good all season.
· Full sun
· Well-draining soil
. Incredibly floriferous and fast growing