Cosmos bipinnatus 'Gazebo Red'

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Gazebo Red'

Cosmos

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cosmos bipinnatus 'Gazebo Red'
  • Common name: Cosmos
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 75cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Daisy-like cosmos flowers are easy-to-grow and versatile annuals. They can be used to plug gaps in borders, grown as a feature in their own right or in the cuttings patch. Cosmos can also be used in container displays. The flowers attract a variety of bees, butterflies and hover flies, and also make a good cut flower.

Cosmos 'Gazebo Red' is a medium-sized bushy, early flowering variety of cosmos, with large velvety red blooms. For best results grow in full sun in well-drained soil, and deadhead spent blooms regularly to prolong flowering.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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