Species and cultivars you need to learn for class: 

Cosmos bipinnatus

Common name: Cosmos

Other cultivars and species: Cosmos sulfureus is also a common bedding plant

Family: Asteraceae

Zone: Annuals

Identifying characteristics: Large cup or saucer shaped flowers borne on long stems.

Culture and use notes: Use in containers, as annual bedding, or for mixed beds. Very large showy flowers on open airy stems make a nice border or background accent. Will self seed if allowed.

USDA Plant profile Cosmos bipinnatus

USDA Plant profile C. sulfureus

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