THE REASON WHY OUR VALLEY FROM STANDARTON TO BELFAST IS CALLED COSMOS IS BECAUSE ITS ONE OF THE PLACES WHERE THIS FLOWER GROWS
Genus Cosmos has about 20 species of annual and perennial plants in the Asteraceae family, the family ofsunflowers, Daisies and Asters. Cosmos genus includes, Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly known as Mexican Aster and Cosmos sulphureus, Yellow Cosmos , and Cosmos atrosanguineus Chocolate Cosmos.
Cosmos flowers are produced in a capitulum. Cosmos flower Capitulum is surrounded by a ring of broad ray florets and a center of disc florets. There is a lot of color variation in between the species. Cosmos flowers are 2-4 inches in diameter. Cosmos flowers come in brightly colored single or double flowers which include white, pink, orange, yellow, and scarlet colors.
Facts about Cosmos flower
- Cosmos are herbaceous perennial flowering plants.
- Cosmos flower plants grow to 3-6 feet tall.
- The leaves of Cosmos plant are simple, pinnate, or bipinnate, and are arranged in opposite pairs.
- The word Cosmos is derived from the Greek, which means a balanced universe.
- Cosmos flower blooms twice a year and only once in the season.
- Cosmos flowers blooms heavily, but dies with first frost.
- Cosmos flowers can regrow in the following spring if seed falls on bare ground.
- Cosmos flowers occurs in Solid pink, white, maroon, and pink with deep pink flares.
- Cosmos flowering plants can be grown quickly and successfully in all regions.
- Cosmos seeds are miniature pine needles.
- Cosmos seeds are one of the easiest seeds in the world to grow.
- Chocolate cosmos or Cosmos atrosanguinea, fills the air with its sweet scent of vanilla tinged chocolate.
- Lace cosmos have more rows of petals, and have ferny foliage of a very delicate texture. Cosmos sulphureus plant leaves resemble those of marigolds(member of the Compositae, to which Cosmos belongs).