Cosmos is native to scrub and meadow areas in Mexico where
most of the species occur, Florida and the southern United
States, Arizona, Central America, and to South America in
the north to Paraguay in the south.
Other Names: Mexican Aster, Yellow Cosmos
, Chocolate Cosmos, Common Cosmos, Garden Cosmos,
Descriptions: Cosmos have dainty, delicate,
cup shaped flowers on top of long thin stems.
Size: Cosmos grow 18" to 4 feet tall.
Symbolism: Cosmos symbolize peace and
tranquility. Cosmos can also mean orderly and
Grow Details: Cosmos are easy to grow
in warm climates, they are tolerant of soil PH
and watering, though blossoms will be larger when
Soil Type: Loamy
Soil PH: PH 5.0 - 8.0
Water: Drought Tolerant
Light: Full Sun
Grow Zone: 7, 8, 9
Height: Cosmos grow 18" to
4 feet tall.
Flower Colors: Red, Pink, Orange,
Blooming Period: Summer to Fall
Type: Annual or Perennial
Herbal Remedy Properties: Cosmos were
used in Brazil to treat Malaria.
Native Area: Cosmos are native from Mexico
Other: Cosmos, which comes from the Greek
word kosmos, meaning "beautiful."
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