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Cosmos bipinnatus (Mexican aster)
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- Features : Cosmos flaunts bright colorful disks gracefully balanced on long slender stems, and lacy foliage. It is a plant that’s easy to grow and thrives even on poor soil. This tender annual has fine feathery foliage, its pinnate leaves growing to 10 in in length. Cosmos will grow 1-7 ft tall depending on variety and growing conditions
- Moisture & Soil : Germination takes between 7 and 10 days at the optimal temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 °C); flowering begins between 60 and 90 days after germination It prefers a soil pH between 6.0 and 8.5, reflecting its native habitat in the alkaline regions of Central America
- Fruits & Flowers They are a sheer delight in any garden, coming in pink, white, red and yellow and even orange varieties. The Cosmos flower is similar to the Anemone in that the stems are tall with a single flower at the top. Cosmos plants will brighten your garden wherever they can be fitted in
- Special Characterstics Cosmos have a long traditional use in Brazil and Mexico for treatment of Malaria. I really like using this flower in an infused oil as a topical ointment. This plant contains butein which has reported antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. It also contains dimethoxychalcone