Cosmos bipinnatus
‘Apricot Lemonade’

This delightful Cosmos features an inner pink ring and a butter yellow outer ring, all surrounding a golden, nectar-rich center. A prolific bloomer, this sun-loving annual produces masses of watercolor blooms from May through mid-fall. Textured, fern-like foliage makes a wonderful complement. Like other cosmos, this flower is a magnet for bees and butterflies, so be sure to place it where you can enjoy their regular visits. It combines well with Bachelor's Buttons, Corncockle, Coreopsis and Strawflower. Given its modest size (20” tall), it's perfect for adding an ineffable charm to any container. The tall-stemmed blooms make an excellent cut flower. This cosmos is such a steady bloomer that there will be plenty of flowers left for the pollinators. Easy to grow, plant it in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Deadheading prolongs blooming. May reseed.

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All USDA Zones