Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

(sold as Cosmic yellow)

Family: Compositae

Sentiment: joy in love and life


Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect, open form

Max height: 1 foot

Max width: 1 foot


violet, yellow




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: seeds

Exposure: sun

Landscape use: cut flower

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil types: loam, well drained

USDA Zones: zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: +10 to +40 °F

Water: moderate

  • Cosmos cosmic yellow 2
  • Cosmos cosmic yellow 3
  • Cosmos cosmic yellow 4
  • Cosmos cosmic yellow 7 2
  • Cosmos cosmic yellow 7 3
  • Cosmos cosmic yellow 7
  • Cosmos sonata mix