bright pink blooms with bright yellow centers
Photo: Leo Michels
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Cosmos bipinnatus

These long-stemmed garden annuals can grow up to six feet tall, thriving in even poor soil. They feature fine, sprig-like foliage and blooms that are up to three inches across. They're available in reds, whites, pinks, and purples and are a favorite in butterfly gardens. USDA Zones 5-10

TOH Tip: Don't use large doses of fertilizer on this, as it will suppress blooms.
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