Blooming season: late spring, summer, late summer
Plant habit: upright
Characteristics: attracts bees and butterflies, heat-tolerant, old-fashioned
Uses: background, cottage garden, naturalized areas
Ranging in color from deep rose to white, Cosmos are a colorful choice for informal sunny areas with adequate moisture, which, along with an occasional feeding and deadheading, is the ticket to keeping these going. If content, will reseed with abandon; good for cut flowers.