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Cosmos: Cosmos bipinnatus 'White Sea Shells'

Botanical name: Cosmos bipinnatus 'White Sea Shells'

Common name: cosmos

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

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Cosmos: Cosmos bipinnatus 'White Sea Shells'
Cosmos: Cosmos bipinnatus 'White Sea Shells'
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created by:
Renee's Garden

at a glance

Soil: damp, alkaline, clay
Sun:
  
Zones: 8a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

butterfly attracting, bee attracting

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description for "Cosmos: Cosmos bipinnatus 'White Sea Shells'"

Decorative ‘White Sea Shells’ cosmos has unique, fluted petals that form rolled, seashell-like rays around sunny-yellow centers. Their effect is three-dimensional, adding multifaceted texture to every summer bouquet. ‘White Sea Shells’ is easy to grow and the strong stemmed plants will fill your garden with satiny 3 to 4 inch blossoms even in hot sun and poor soil. These lovely snow-white flowers dance nonstop in graceful profusion above lacy foliage to beckon butterflies all summer long. Cosmos’ free flowering blooms produce reliably in all soil types and can be sown several times through early July for succession of flowers. Cutting generous bouquets actually prolongs the blooming season. Cosmos pairs beautifully with cleome, asters and zinnias. – edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Cosmos bipinnatus is native to Mexico.

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