Cosmos are traditional cottage garden plants and perfect for all types of informal plantings.Use taller plants in the back of the borders.Smaller or dwarf plants are ideal near the front of the border, in containers or as edgings.Cosmos mainly grows for informal/cottage gardens, beds and container plantings.
The flower heads are dried and used in pot-pourri, scented sachets and cosmetic products. The flowers are considered to be alexiteric, antispasmodic, cardiotonic, diaphoretic and nervine.
Great demand for making garlands which are offered to temple deities or used to adorn women’s hair. It is an erect, evergreen subshrub with glossy, wavy-margined leaves and fan-shaped flowers. It is good for everblooming landscape and house plant, pots and containers.
Plants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know this plant is dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Cineraria plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations.