Cosmos is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants, mostly annuals. They belong to the Asteraceae family, one of the largest family of flowering plants.
These attractive plants, originated in tropical America, have big and bright daisy-like flowers and green leaves that grow in various shapes and patterns. If you are looking for a pretty and useful flower that attracts bees, birds and butterflies and require low maintenance, Cosmos is a perfect flower for you!
The genus name comes from the Greek word “kosmos”, which means “harmony” or “balanced universe”.
Cosmos is a symbol of order, peace, modesty and harmony.
Interesting facts about Cosmos:
Benefits and Uses
These plants are praised for their easy-care nature. They are simple and easy to grow. Because of this, many beginners, as well as master gardeners, love growing them in the garden. They are great for borders, in containers or as edgings.
You can also use them as cut flowers in a vase or bouquet. As cut flowers, they may last 7 to 10 days.
These flowers come in amazing variety of bright colors, from pink, orange and scarlet to yellow and white.
Cosmos can grow between 30-120 cm (1-4 ft) tall.
Cosmos likes moist and well drained soil, with a pH between 5.0 and 8.0.