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.
Papaver aurantiacum - perennial species, grows on limestone debris and rocky places in alpine and subalpine region.
Antennaria dioica - perennial species, growing on acid soils, deciduous and coniferous forests, subalpine and alpine meadows, from 100-2300 (rare 3100).
Saxifraga squarrosa - endemic sub-species of sub-Eastern Alps, grows on limestone rocks and debris, from 1200 m to 2500 m altitude.
Leonotis Leonurus - a species native to southern Africa but cultivated throughout the world as ornamental species in parks and gardens.
Leonotis grecum derived from 'Leon' = lion, and 'Otis' = ear alluding to the shape of the corolla.
Hydrangea - Hortensia
Genus includes 80 species, the most popular are H. macrophylla, H. arborescens, H. paniculata and H. quercifolia. Shrub or voluble species with opposite leaves. Flowers solitary or grouped in inflorescences type corymb, Raceme. Ovary compound, 2-10 rags, below. Capsule truncata. Seeds numerous, ribbed.
Leycesteria formosa Wall.
Leycesteria formosa, originating from the Himalayas and southwestern China. The species cultivated as ornamental gardens.
African Sparmannia - shrub or small tree, native of southern Africa, as a species grown across the globe or outdoor ornamental pot.
Nepeta cataria has similar properties with valeriana, amaro-tonic and sedative antispasmotica.
Nepeta cataria var. citronelol citriodora contains more essential oil used as perfume industry.
Evergreen shrub, 3-4 m high. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, palmately-compound, with 7.9 Folio, coriacee, folio obovata, glabra, margin entire, nervatiune pinnate, petiole thin, 12-15 cm long. Blossom terminal, glabra, 20 cm long, flowers arranged in umbele raceme, 0.7-1 cm in diameter, pedicel 5.8 mm long. Fruit drupe, ovoid, orange, 5 x 4 mm.