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flower *Genus and Species: Cosmos bipinnatus
Family: Asteraceae
Common Name: Cosmos
Habit: annual, reseeds
Height: 3-5 feet
Flower Color: white to pink to reddish-burgundy
Native To: southwestern United States
Range: southern and coastal United States
Blooming Period: June-frost
Water Requirement: low, drought tolerant
Soil Type: sterile
Exposure: full sun
Seed Count: 89,000 seeds/lb
Seeding Rate: 10-15 lbs/acre
Miscellaneous: plant in spring or summer (it is not winter hardy); performs best in less fertile soils; attracts birds and butterflies
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