Apricot cosmos blooming on the patio
The Cosmos bipinnatus "Apricot" plant is filled with tall stalks of flowers.
I almost gave up seeing any blossoms on this plant.
It was full with fern-like foliage all through the summer with not even a hint of buds on it.
And now here are the blossoms, on stalks about 5 feet tall.
They look more pinkish than apricot but still are lovely, providing pollen and nectar for bees and butterflies.
They should bloom through November.