The Beauty of Flower Cosmos – A blog about the beauty of flower cosmos and how to grow and care for them.
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What are Flower Cosmos?
Flowering plants in the genus Cosmos are part of the daisy family (Asteraceae). There are about 26 species, most native to Mexico with a few in South America. Flowering occurs throughout the year, although some species are seasonal. Flowers generally have a yellow center with red or orange petals. Cosmos are annuals, meaning they live for only one growing season. Some varieties of cosmos grow to be as tall as 6 feet (1.8 meters), while others remain shorter and more compact.
Where do Flower Cosmos come from?
The flower cosmos is a beautiful flower that is native to Mexico. It has been grown in Mexico for centuries and was introduced to Europe in the 16th century. The flower gets its name from the Greek word for Kosmos, which means “ornament”. The flower is also known as the “Mexican aster” and “raggedy ann”.
How to take care of Flower Cosmos?
Cosmos are incredibly easy to grow and make excellent cut flowers. They will flower all summer long with very little care. Here are a few tips on how to take care of your flower cosmos:
– Plant cosmos in full sun in well-drained soil.
– Water cosmos regularly, especially during hot, dry weather.
– Deadhead spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
– Fertilize cosmos monthly with a balanced fertilizer.
– Pinch back young plants to encourage bushier growth.
With just a little bit of care, your flower cosmos will thrive and provide you with beautiful blooms all summer long!
The different colors of Flower Cosmos
The most popular colors of Flower Cosmos are pink and white. However, there are also yellow, red, and orange varieties. The center of the flower is often a different color than the petals, and some flowers have multiple colors.
The benefits of Flower Cosmos
The beauty of Flower Cosmos is that they are very easy to grow. They are also very drought tolerant so they are perfect for those hot, dry summers. Flower Cosmos will bloom from summer until the first frost and they make great cut flowers.