Cosmos peucedanifolius

Common Name:
Cosmos
Plant Type:
Tuberous perennial
Family:
Asteraceae (The Sunflower Family)
Geographic Origin:
South America
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
To 2 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
flower gardens
Flowering Season:
Summer
Flower Color:
Light pink
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This perennial cosmos is a tuberous perennial of moderate stature, usually 2 foot or less. The stems are leafy, the leaves divided lengthwise and colored bright green. 2-3 inch bright lavender pink flower heads appear from spring to fall. Sun or light shade, well drained soil, moderate watering.