A detail image of Cosmos.

Common Names: Cosmos

Botanical names: Cosmos, (KAHZ-mohs)

Availability: June through August

Vase life: 4 to 7 days

Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: No

Description: Solitary flowers with a single row of large delicate petals.

Color: White, yellow, red, pink and shades, surrounding a yellow center

Botanical facts: The name is from the Latin word kosmos meaning beautiful.

Design notes: A wonderful summer filler flower.

Purchasing hints: Purchase when one blossom per stem is open.

Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut under water with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage or usage.