2000 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Cosmos 'Cosmic Orange'
National Winner
2000 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Cosmos 'Cosmic Orange'
National Winner
2000 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Cosmos 'Cosmic Orange'
National Winner
2000 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Cosmos 'Cosmic Orange'
National Winner
2000 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Cosmos 'Cosmic Orange'
National Winner

Cosmos 'Cosmic Orange'
2000 AAS Flower Award Winner

'Cosmic Orange' is an improved Cosmos sulphureus deserving a sunny site in your garden. 'Cosmic Orange' attains a height of about 12-22 inches in a full-sun garden. The vigorous plants provide abundant, bright orange 2-inch blooms all summer. Basically pest and disease free, 'Cosmic Orange' is adaptable and easy-to-grow. This is a "no fuss" annual that will thrive on minimal care. Only water, sun and fertile soil are needed for 'Cosmic Orange' to bloom its head off all summer and into the fall. Look for seeds in mail-order catalogs or plants in garden centers.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Cosmos
Variety Name: 'Cosmic Orange'
Genus: Cosmos
Species: sulphureus
Year: 2000
Common Name: Cosmos
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Benary Seed
Close Market Comparison: 'Lady Bird Orange'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: NO
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 12 inches
Bloom Time: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: 1 inch
Fragrance: None
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Medium Height Divider: YES

How to Grow

In the North sow seed indoors 6-8 weeks before planting out of doors after threat of frost. Sow seed on sterile, soilless media. Keep media temperature at 70-72 degrees, cover seed with vermiculite or media. Maintain uniform moisture and expect to germinate in 5-8 days. /after 4-5 weeks transplant into 3-4 inch containers. Plant in a full sun garden with well prepared, draining soil.

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