Cosmos produce 3- to 5-inch daisy-like
flowers in various colors, including pink, orange, red and
yellow, white, and maroon. Their flowerheads may be bowl– or
open cup–shaped. These beautiful plants can reach 6 feet tall.
Cosmos grow in both beds and containers—and they also make
great cut flowers!
This particular example was
photographed at a new wildflower bed in Fareham (Hampshire) as
the council try to provide food sources and homes for our bees
and other insects. Assisted by local residents their
endeavours are paying off with more managed wildflower sites
within small communities, popping up each year.