Scientific Name - Cosmos sulphureus Cav.
Synonyms - sulfuric Bidens, Cosmos aurantiacus.
Popular names -
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Mexico.
Description - herbaceous annual, 60-150 cm; strain four corners, and branched pubescent. Leaves simple, opposite, pinnate or dublupenat language, 6-22 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal, surrounded by two rows of bracts, 5-8 ligulate flowers, obovate, toothed, 1.8-3.5 cm long, bright orange or yellow-orange, tubular yellow flowers. Blooms in August-October. Fruit achenes with 2-4 bristles at the top.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - drought and semiumbra.
Requirements - prefer rich soils, well-drained, sunny in the exhibition.
Propagation - by seeds, sown directly into the ground after last frost, primavara. Germinate after 7-21 days, 50-60 days after blooming to germinate.
The natural area is multiplied by self-sowing.
Diseases and pests -
Garden Partners - Asclepias curassavica, Coreopsis tinctoria, Oenothera fruticosa, Rudbeckia hirta, Salvia farinacea, Solidago canadensis, Tagetes erecta.
Cultivars - 'Cosmic Orange' Cosmic Yellow 'Sunny Red'.
Properties and Uses - used as an ornamental species for borders or groups.
Curious - has been declared invasive species in the U.S. in 1996.
Callistephus chinensis - annual species, 10-70 cm tall, native to Asia. Species cultivated as ornamental in gardens and parks.
Legousia speculum-veneris - Venus looking-glass
French botanist Legousia is dedicated Legouz name of Garland, founder of the botanical gardens in Digione 1773; speculum-veneris = mirror of Venus because of the corolla form.
Speculum-Veneris Legousia can become invasive of cereal fields.
Aster amellus - a species native to Europe and Asia, common in the collinear, dry and sunny at the edge boschetelor grow on limestone bedrock, from 0 to 800 m altitude.
Nicotiana tabacum - herbaceous annual, terofita. The product obtained is known cigarettes.
Mammillaria tlalocii 'caespitosa' - cactus global branch at the base. Tulpuna spherical, time becomes columnara, 20 x 7 cm. 16-22 thorns radial, 1-2 mm long. 2.4 spin central, 6-10 mm long, dark brown. Flower pink-carmine, 12-14 x 8-10 mm.
Lychnis flos-cuckoo - cuckoo flower
Lychnis flos-cuckoo - perennial species, native to Europe, Siberia and the Caucasus, grows spontaneously in grassy places, wet the edge of ponds, through meadows and wet meadows, from 0 to 1600 m altitude.
Catalpa bignonioides - deciduu tree, a native of south-eastern United States in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Cultivated as an ornamental tree.