Mexican Aster is an extremely popular ornamental plant. If you're looking for something to work well in your pastel palette, this is your go-to flower!
Cosmos bipinnatus is a herbaceous species native to Mexico and tropical America, which belongs to the daisy family Asteraceae. "Cosmos" is derived from a Greek word that means harmony.
This flower grows 2'4 feet (70 cm) tall on the erect stem and has green leaves that cut into deep threadlike segments and saucer-shaped flowers, its main identification feature. These plants are cultivated in wide varieties of pink, yellow as well as white, and the branched stem is often thick to sporadically covered in fine trichrome.