Cosmos bipinnatus
'Cupcakes White'

Cosmos bipinnatus Cupcakes White
Photo courtesy of Saxon Holt

A big hit in our gardens last season, this new whimsical oddity in Cosmos-land drew much admiration from visitors. Fused pure white petals form a frilly-edged cup 4” across. A bountiful bloomer of proper size – 3-4’ tall and up to 3’ across – with the usual ferny foliage. Attracts plenty of bees and butterflies. Best in moderately fertile to fertile, well-drained soil. There may be an occasional rogue pink form but since they self-sow, there will be white! Cut flowers! Blooms appear in early Summer and can go right up to first frost with regular deadheading.


Full Sun
Avg./Moderate Water

All Zones