C. sulphureus. The intense dazzling yellow to reddish orange single flowers on this striking species Cosmos attracts bumblebees, birds, and beneficial insects, and looks terrific in a cut flower bouquet.
Plant Bright Lights cosmos seeds in full sun.
It's easy to grow in a variety of soils – tend towards the dry side.
Its natural drought tolerance makes it a good candidate for xeriscaping.
Plants grow to about 1m (3ft) tall, for the middle or front of a mixed border.
Mix Bright Lights with dark blue and purple flowers like Blue Boy Centaurea or Rocket Larkspur Delphiniums for eye-catching contrast.