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Cosmos atrosanguineus (Cosmos)

Type Bedding Plants & Tender Perennials, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy, Seaside Friendly, Tender Exotic
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Cosmos atrosanguineus:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Cosmos atrosanguineus

  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas

Design & Plant Use for Cosmos atrosanguineus:

  • Annual bedding plant ideal for quick seasonal colour
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Tender exotic plant ideal for a sheltered urban garden in full sun
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Common Missspellings: Cosmas Cozmis, Cossmis, Cosmes

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