10 responses to “Cosmos bipinnatus”

  1. Marjorie Jarrett

    I love cosmos – for me a nostalgic plant, memories of old family gardens.

  2. Steffany Walker

    My veggie garden grows cosmos that scares me. It is as high as an elephants thigh. I planted it from seed and did not realize what monster plants they can become. Whew.
    I do love them.

  3. Todd Christensen

    Fantastic photo!

  4. Diana Robinson

    Lovely! Cosmos is one of my favorites.
    Happy memories……….

  5. MB Whitcomb

    A reliable standby in my pallet of annuals, tolerant of less water, very wind resistant (in spite of its height, the slender split leaves offer no wind resistance. A favorite for containers…I like to put a cloud of white ones under an outside flood for a spectacular delay (of course, I only use outside lights when expecting guests, and never keep them on long, because we have 12,500 moth species, that massively outnumber the bee species and are important BOTH as pollinators and a larval protein source for wild birds…the impact of our addiction to unnatural light is massively harmful to other species).

  6. PAT

    Sorry to hear about your cold. Not to worry we are happy of any plant posting. Here in Zone 4 I grow them because they self seed, they are lovely annual that keeps blooming all summer into late fall. There are also birds that feed on the seeds. Do you know of any Mexican birds that deed on the seeds of cosmos

  7. Susanne

    wow! I have “a few” but nothing like that 🙂

  8. C

    So Beautiful

  9. Laurel slaney

    In Natal province in South Africa in April the sides of the roads for miles are covered in Cosmos. It is an amazing sight to see.

  10. William Hofmeyr

    In South Africa, it used to be common, particularly alongside national roads in the highveld. There it is said to have been introduced along with the feed the British imported for their horses during the Anglo-Boer War (presumably the first such war – 1880-1881).

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