Cosmos sulphureus | Sulphur Cosmos ‘Tango’
‘Tango’ Cosmos, also called Klondike Cosmos, Yellow Cosmos, Orange Cosmos, Panchita, Jarak Bunting, and Kosmos Kuning, is a warm-weather annual wildflower with scarlet orange flowers that fade to a lighter orange produced on tall stems with delicate fine textured foliage. Grows up to 4 ft tall and wide, with long, wiry, branching stems that are perfect for cutting. Blooms prolifically starting in early summer and blooms nonstop until the first frost.
Will grow in hot sun and poor soil where it withstands drought conditions well. After established, plants only requires water during extreme drought. Will tolerate some shade, but prefers full sun. Reseeds easily.
Makes an outstanding wildflower for mass planting in meadows, along roadsides, walkways and just about everywhere else in a garden. Cosmos are a popular, long-lasting cut flower.
The orange flowers attract birds, hummingbirds and butterflies, including the monarch butterfly.
Plant indoors a few weeks before the last frost or, or direct-sow outdoors in mid to late spring.
Winner of the ‘Award of Garden Merit’ given by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 3-4 ft
Mature width: 3-4 ft
Hardiness zones: All zones (annual)