Common Name: Cosmos
Family Roots: Cosmos is native to scrub and meadow areas in Mexico where most of the species occur, Florida and the southern United States, Arizona, Central America, and to South America in the north to Paraguay in the south.
Personality: The leaves are simple, pinnate, or bipinnate, and arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are produced in acapitulum with a ring of broad ray florets and a center of disc florets; flower color is very variable between the different species. The genus includes several ornamental plants popular in gardens.
Availability: April to November
Stem Length: 30 inches
Flower Length: Varies
Care & Handling: Remove the bottom leaves (if present), cut stems under water, and place in a fresh flower solution.
Tidbits: also known as "Mexican Aster"