Botanical Name: Cosmos sulphureus
Native: Mexico and possibly NW South America
Plant Dimensions: 36" tall
Variety Information: 2½" flowers in a blend of yellow, golden, golden-orange, and scarlet-orange
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"
Harvesting: For longest vase life, cut stems just as flower buds begin to open.