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Sonata Pink Blush Cosmos

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Pink Blush'

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Sonata Pink Blush Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Pink Blush') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Pink Blush' flowers

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Pink Blush' flowers

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Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Description:

A vigorous variety, sure to thrive in any garden; free flowering with a well branched habit; attractive pink flowers with hot pink rings over the lacy foliage, gives an airy touch to the garden; best in full sun; tolerates poor soil, heat and humidity

Ornamental Features

Sonata Pink Blush Cosmos features showy shell pink daisy flowers with yellow eyes and a hot pink ring at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its ferny leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sonata Pink Blush Cosmos is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sonata Pink Blush Cosmos is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Sonata Pink Blush Cosmos will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Sonata Pink Blush Cosmos is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features