Cosmos bipinnatus ia an heirloom garden classic, cosmos ‘Sonata’ flowers open in shades of violet, white over fine, ferny foliage. Cosmos is a wonderful self-seeder, and will wind its way through your garden from year to year. Just pull the plants that come up where you don’t want them!
Cosmos sulphureus is a yellow, orange and red-orange mix. Self-seeding, heat and drought tolerant.
An excellent plant for creating predatory insect habitat in the garden. In addition to attracting butterflies and other pollinators, cosmos will encourage hoverflies, parasitic mini-wasps, lacewings, spiders, minute pirate bugs, damsel bugs and big-eyed bugs to take up residence in your garden.