Cosmos is a genus of about 26 species of flowering plants of the family Asteraceae. Cosmos flowers are one of the most popular of all flowers grown in the United States. They are related to Daisies and Sunflowers. The Cosmos flowers are bold and beautiful.
Flower color range between the different species. Cosmos flowers may be white, pink, orange, yellow, red, purple and maroon. All of them have a bright yellow center. The tropical flowers have a light vanilin fragrance.
The Cosmos flower is produced in a capitulum that surrounded by a ring of broad ray florets and a center of disc florets. The Cosmos flower buds grow between 2 and 4 inches in diameter.
These tropical flowers bloom in clusters from mid-summer until fall.
Cosmos flowers are native to Central America and South America (Mexico, Paraguay). In the United States in wild they grow in Florida and Arizona.
These tropical flowers are a popular choice for gardeners. They are bright, beautiful and colorful. Cosmos flowers are an amazing addition to any garden. They are also great cut flowers and often used in floral arrangements. These tropical flowers make a good gift for different types of occasions. They are ideal flowers on Mother’s Day and Valentine’s day.
Cosmos is a Greek word meaning orderly, beautiful, harmony or balanced universe. To Victorians, cosmos were used to signify modesty.
The Cosmos flower got its name from the Spanish priests grew Cosmos flower in their mission gardens in Mexico. The evenly placed petals led them to christen the flower with the name it is now known by.
The Cosmos flower is associated with the 2nd wedding anniversary.
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