Cosmos Bipinnatus

Cosmos Bipinnatus, generally known as the Cosmos or the “Mexican Aster”, is a medium sized flowering herbaceous plant sometimes grown in gardens.

Cosmos Bipinnatus - Seashell Cosmos
Seashell Cosmos

Cosmos Bipinnatus - Seashell Cosmos

Cosmos Bipinnatus - DayDream Cosmos
DayDream Cosmos

This species is considered a half-hardy annual, although plants may re-appear via self-sowing for several years. The plant height varies from two to four feet.

Cosmos Bipinnatus

The cultivated varieties appear in shades of pink and purple as well as white. Its foliage is finely-cut into threadlike segments.

Cosmos Bipinnatus

Cosmos Bipinnatus

Cosmos Bipinnatus

Cosmos Bipinnatus

Photographs taken during Hong Kong Flower Show 2009 by Canon 40D, 24-105mm 4.0L

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