Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus
Native: Mexico and Arizona
Plant Dimensions: 24″–32″ tall, about 28″ wide
Variety Information: Flowers up to 3″ start out deep wine-red, turning to rose as they age.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 Days
Seed Depth: Barely cover
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 1″–2″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″