Welcome to Today’s Flowers! The other day, I headed off to the local Cultural Centre to see what was blooming. And I wasn’t disappointed! Although many of the annuals are only just beginning to bloom, the cosmos was well into it and attracting a lot of visitors! Both humans and the winged kinds. The word Cosmos comes from the Greek for balanced universe.
Every part of the plant looks delicate but in spite of its fragile appearance, the plant can withstand strong wind and rain. Looks can be deceptive!
Although I’m not sure about the cultivars, Cosmos bipinnatus is the most commonly grown variety reaching to a height of 90-120 cms and producing a profusion of single-petalled blooms in pink, white and crimson. They are part of the Asteraceae family that includes sunflowers and daisies, and there are over 20 varieties. This tropical American native is grown all across the world.
Most of the yellow tufted centres had a winged visitor.
Growing in the sunniest spots in the large grounds, it was a joy to see these blooms in all these colours. To see the most beautiful flowers from across the planet, please visit http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com
My thanks to the TF team: Santilli- Denise- Pupo-Sandy Carlson
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!