I tried several varieties of dwarf cosmos in 2012 + 2013 that I purchased from different seed sources. I mixed some and mingled them throughout the yard. This variety blooms continuously in 100 plus weather. It does not seem to be bothered by the drought. However, this year I grew them out, and they were a bit shorter which meant they went to seed sooner. I prefer the taller dwarf I grew in 2012.
Cosmos Sulphurous look fantastic with old-fashioned vining petunia. They just seem to hang together in the air…
This dwarf variety stands tall about 16-20inches and does not droop or get spindly as some cosmos do after they bloom.
They surround my old fashioned dahlia which keeps it from flopping over. They also look pretty darn smashing together!
Here, they are next to a Rudbeckia, and this is one they claim is about as close to red in a cosmos you will get. They compliment anything you put them next to in the garden.
They are like snowflakes in summer each one is a bit different…some have mixed colors in their petals.