Category Archives: Cosmos

Another Favorite Color Combination

Cosmos ‘Pink Pop Socks’ and Ageratum ‘Blue Planet’: Save Save

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Up Close and Personal: Cosmos ‘Pink Pop Socks’

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Cosmos ‘Rubinato’

After watching Cosmo ‘Rubinato’ grow and thrive in my flowerbeds for two months, I’m ready to declare this cultivar a keeper. When the flowers first open they are a rich, ruby-red: When I discovered that the flowers slowly fade as … Continue reading

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More Cosmos ‘Limara Lemon’

Look at these cheery lemon-yellow flowers! Last summer my ‘Limara Lemon’ cosmos had some foliage issues, but the problem wasn’t serious enough to deter me from growing them again. ‘Limara Lemon’ grows 8-10 inches tall in full sun to partial-shade. … Continue reading

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First Look: Cosmos ‘Rubinato’

I’m trying out Cosmos ‘Rubinato’ in my flowerbeds this year. So far I’m impressed. I have no patience for floppy seedlings, but my home-sown ‘Rubinato’ plants grew sturdy and strong. I planted ‘Rubinato’ in the garden in late May and … Continue reading

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Flower Buddies

Cosmos ‘Pink Pop Socks’ with Ageratum ‘Blue Diamond’:

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The View from Back Here: Cosmos ‘Sonata White’

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Cosmos ‘Limara Lemon’

The plants were a joy to sprout, and they looked beautiful when I placed them in a few of my flowerbeds late last spring. But by mid-July I was a little concerned about the yellowing foliage, and the problem seemed … Continue reading

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Pop Socks Cosmos: Champs or Chumps?

One of the bright spots of my 2014 flowerbeds was Cosmos ‘Pink Pop Socks’. The dark-pink single and double flowers grow 24-28 inches tall and can be started from seed outside after all chances of frost have passed. ‘Pink Pop … Continue reading

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Cosmos ‘Mona’s Orange’

Here’s another cosmos that I’d like to add to my flowerbeds. It caught my eye at a botanical garden last summer: Cosmos ‘Mona’s Orange’ is a 1990 introduction from the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (it was originally a family heirloom … Continue reading

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