Cosmos seem to have it all.
These sun-loving plants are easy to grow and have a long flowering season. They fill borders with a profusion of flowers, ranging in colour from white through to pink, red and orange, and a mass of feathery foliage. Shorter varieties also look good in containers and all cosmos make fantastic cut flowers. The simple open flowers are guaranteed to brighten up any garden well into autumn, and pollinators like them just as much as gardeners do.