Cosmos sulphureus-Cosmos. 'Cosmic Orange' performed better overall than 'Cosmic Yellow' in Fargo, although both got high marks at the beginning of the season.

Fargo Dickinson
July 25 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Lemon Twist-Pk 8-12" 8-12" 6" 6" -- -- -- -- Fargo -Yellow; Not as floriferous as 'Cosmic Orange', dying back in August

Dickinson - Not tested
Cosmic Orange-Ben, AAS (00) 12-15 8-12 12-15 10-12 8-15" 6-12" 12-24" 12-20" F - Bright orange; Showy, floriferous early; dead heads more obvious in Sept.

D - Slow to bloom but showy and floriferous by August, lacked uniformity
Cosmic Yellow-Ben 12-15 10-12 12-15 12-15 10-12 10 15-18 12-20 F - Golden yellow; Healthy and floriferous early; lots of dead heads by Sept.

D - Good flowering in August-not July; more uniform than 'Cosmic Orange'