Cosmos bipennatus is an annual that attracts the Vanessas. Cosmos sulphureus is used for yellow dye. It germinates in 14 days at 20–30° C. Blooms in 12 weeks. Height 60–120 cm, space 30–45 cm. New shorter varieties are available for windy areas and the Seashell variety with tubular petals is very desirable.
Black Swallowtail | Cabbage White | Monarch
Mourning Cloak | Red Admiral | Silver Skipper | Silvery Blue
Skipper | Sulphur | Tawny Crescent | Tiger Swallowtail | Vanessa | White Admiral
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