Cosmos – Cosmos sp.

Cosmos - Eastern Black Swallowtail

Orange Cosmos
Eastern Black Swallowtail

Cosmos - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly

Cosmos
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly

Cosmos - Buckeye - Junonia coenia

Cosmos
Buckeye – Junonia coenia

Orange Cosmos - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Orange Cosmos
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cosmos - Monarch Butterfly - Danaus plexippus

Cosmos
Monarch Butterfly
Danaus plexippus

Cosmos
Cosmos sp

Nectar rating 1-10: 5

Zones: annual

Height: 20” to 8’, depending upon species and cultivar

Soil: average

Water: average

Light: full sun

Bloom color: yellow, orange, pink, lavender, purple, rose … almost every color except possibly blue

Bloom time: spring through fall

Propagation: seed, cuttings (some species cuttings)

Other: all parts of plant are poisonous

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