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botanical name:
Cosmos sulphureus
Cosmos sulphureus © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 1.40m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 5°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
description:
Erect, bushy annual with hairy stems and feathery, pinnatisect, mid-green leaves with linear lobes. Clusters of open bowl-shaped flowerheads of yellow, orange or orange-red during summer.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun.


propagation:
From seed.

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