Self-seeding Cosmos

cosmos come in a variety of colors.  mine are various shades of pink to maroon.

cosmos come in a variety of colors. mine are various shades of pink to maroon.

I spent last Saturday afternoon lifting cosmos plants out of the labyrinth path, and either planting them in the beds or potting them for a friend.  Cosmos are self-seeding.  That means that if you leave the flowerheads on the stems after they wither, they will create seeds.  Hopefully, the seeds will fall and create more cosmos in the same location.  But inevitably some blow elsewhere.  I usually let them bloom where they fall, because they grow best in spots where they seed themselves.  But the seedlings in the path have to be transplanted or they will get trampled.

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