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What’s Blooming? Cosmos!



Written by Liliana Cerquozzi

What better flower to bloom in The Cummer Garden when the word derives from Greek meaning orderly, beautiful, and balanced. The Cosmo in bloom can reach up to 2 inches in diameter with vivid colors and a sweet aroma attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Originating in Latin America, priests used to grow Cosmos in their mission gardens. The priests gave the colorful flower its’ name after being impressed by their bloom and balanced petals, claiming that the Cosmos exuded ‘cosmic beauty’. The Cosmos have about 20 species of annual and perennial plants in the same family as sunflowers and daisies.

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