The Cosmos flower is a staple of any summer garden.

Nearly all Cosmos are annuals meaning they don’t come back every year. They spring to life at the beginning of Summer and with some dead heading along the way they are around until early Fall.

How to Grow

Plant in Spring for blooming in Summer. Cosmos enjoys full sun, but here in LA (where there’s a fair bit of heat) they like some shade. Cosmos prefer dry soil over wet – too wet and the Cosmos will rot. They are drought and heat tolerant so a great option for flower growing in Southern California

Types of Cosmos

A personal favorite is the cupcake cosmos. A showy flower with light blooms on upright stems. There’s the chocolate cosmos too – gently press the petals and guess the smell… chocolate!

Garden Friendly

Drought tolerant, attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.

Where to buy seeds

Eden Brothers have a great selection and your local nursery will have packets of seeds too.

Cosmos Flower

Cheers, Clare

Clare has built up a loyal client base throughout the Los Angeles area delivering daily flower bouquets, subscriptions for private homes and businesses, and designs to wow at your wedding or next event. Inspired by her English countryside roots, Clare has recently turned her hand to growing flowers to include in your flower designs along with locally sourced flower, and those from further afield.

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