Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Cosmos sulphureus, Brightness Red, Cosmos

Common Name: Cosmos

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Cosmos

Species: sulphureus

Cultivar or Variety: Brightness Red

Characteristics of Plant
Profuse bloomer, red turned to orange-red in high summer.

Brightness Red is the deepest red Cosmos on the market so far to date. While this plant is only 12" tall, dwarf sized compared to most Cosmos, it will produce semi double flowers that will over a longer period of time than your stand Cosmos.

Sow seeds 1/4" deep. light cover and provide light. While the seed usually can take 10-21 days at temp of 70F. I have sown this seed at 80F and had it germinate in 3 days.

Life Cycle
Annual

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/4"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
10-14 days
14-24 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
10 - 12 inches

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Orange
Red

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Birds
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Planters

Image
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