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Cosmos: Cosmos bipinnatus 'Pied Piper Red'

Botanical name: Cosmos bipinnatus 'Pied Piper Red'

Common name: cosmos

also known as (cosmea, Mexican-aster, purple Mexican-aster, Spanish needles)

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1
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Sprite
created by:
dragonfly

Austin, Tx

at a glance

Soil: damp, alkaline, clay
Sun:
  
Zones: 7a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

butterfly attracting

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description for "Cosmos: Cosmos bipinnatus 'Pied Piper Red'"

Formerly only available in mixed colors, this selection of seashells-type cosmos features unique tubular petals with fluted edges in a deep shade of fuchsia-red with a lighter reverse. Begins flowering in just 10 weeks producing masses of colorful blooms all summer. Grows 3 to 3-1/2 feet tall. Plant in full sun with adequate drainage. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Cosmos bipinnatus is native to southwestern United States, Mexico and South America.

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