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COSMOS bipinnatus( SONATA SERIES)
These low-growing cosmos display large, colorful daisies atop dwarf, bushy plants throughout the summer. The Sonata Series was developed from a showy annual native to fields and open areas of Mexico, and is much shorter in stature than typical of the species.
Growing quickly from seed, the many-branched stems of these cosmos are densely lined with feathery, very finely divided, light to medium green foliage. A profusion of large, bowl-shaped daisies top the stems throughout the summer. They are composed of white, pink, rose or carmine ray petals surrounding a central button of yellow disc flowers. Butterflies will visit and flutter among the bright, cheerful blossoms.
Annual cosmos are heat-loving plants which grow best in full sun and moist to somewhat dry, well-drained soil of average to modest fertility. Seeds may be sown directly in the ground after danger of frost has passed, or may be started indoors several weeks before for earlier blooms. Remove faded blossoms regularly for best flowering and performance. Sonata Series cosmos are ideal for use as bedding annuals, in containers, in meadow gardens, or for filling gaps in mixed borders. They also make excellent cut flowers.
12 - 1
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Hybrid Origin, Mexico
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
White, Pink, Rose, Crimson
Green, Light Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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