Paul Foster Case,1947. This structure surely helps it blow in the wind but is not sufficient to carry it high in the air, and would more likely help the seed to skim over the ground until it catches somewhere. I. Growing Cosmos flowers. Give 12 inches of space between the plants. Since the single-petal ray florets continue growing as the blossom opens outwards, fully opened blossoms are typically about 3" to 3-1/2" in diameter, and a few blossoms in this patch have reached nearly 5" in diameter. This tall variety is a standout in the garden. Autumn is, by the Celtic calendar, the season traditionally associated with the West and the element of Water, which provides an interesting balance to the seeming lack of Water associations in the plant itself. Before the Internet and the popularity of seed catalogs, gardeners harvested their garden seeds to plant flowers and vegetables from one year to the next. Place them in a warm spot where they won’t be disturbed. Fire: The next most predominant element of Cosmos seems to be Fire. Regarding the number 2, the flower stems and leaves grow in pairs. The numbers 2 and 8 are most strongly represented. Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus All of the individual plants in the observed patch grow fairly close together (3-12" apart), the side stems interlacing with one another, to provide “community support” in resisting the wind’s force. They include, primarily, Buckhorn Plantain, Love-in-A-Mist, and Nasturtium, as well as Calendula, Dandelion California Poppy, Burr Clover, and various grasses. Air: The most predominant elemental characteristic of Cosmos is its affinity for Air, thriving in windswept conditions, despite being a relatively tall plant. Fruit/seedpod appearance: Generally there are 3-5 pairs. This signature suggests a resonance with equity, fairness, justice, balance, and the hearing of both sides of an issue. L) Culture - lore, mythology, folk wisdom, spiritual & qualities: Find more gardening information on Gardening Know How: Keep up to date with all that's happening in and around the garden. Various writers assert that Faeries will be most at home in a “wild” (uncultivated) corner of the garden (which is also the environment where Cosmos is most at home). Sow the cosmos seeds directly just before the last frost. It seems extremely benign. There is generally a space of 2­4" between leaf pairs along the length of the stem. The blossoms have a slightly sweetish fragrance, with a mildly acrid undertone. Its color ranges from pale green (on plants with pale mauve blossoms) to light maroon (on plants that have dark magenta blossoms). Remove all the dried flower heads and place them into a paper bag to capture loose seeds. These lobes are arranged as opposed pairs in a symmetrical, bilateral pattern, with a single or twinned lobe at the end. Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips! Cosmos 'Sonata White' is an early-blooming variety that makes a wonderful filler in the late summer garden. | Membership | Find Individual plants tend to extend their branches out about as wide as they are tall. Interviews and Articles] tel: 530-265-9163. I could not find any scientific chemical analysis of Cosmos. . Finally, Cosmos has a strong numerical signature, associated with the numbers 2 and 8. Mexican aster, garden cosmos D) Cycles of Time: Here’s how to grow cosmos. The soil it has chosen to thrive in is dry and sun-baked. Cosmos Flowers add vivid color to your annual flower garden. Seaburngirl is quite right. Cosmos is a popular cutting flower with ferny foliage and strong stems and looks lovely planted along a fenceline. Repertory |Class This family generally bears rounded or circular blossoms, which comprise tightly-packed “disc” communities of florets at the center, and longer ray florets, often of a contrasting color, around the perimeter. The leaf base is not always the same color as the rest of the leaf. However, having removed dead Cosmos from a flower bed last year, I seem to recall that the root system was quite tough, branching, and occupied at least as wide an area of the soil, as the breadth of the upper plant body. Individual seeds look rather like long, dark caraway seeds - they are about 1/4 to 3/8 inch long, and comparably thin; a solid dark brown to black color. Cosmos bipinnatus, also commonly called Mexican aster, is a member of the Compositae or Asteraceae family - the largest family of vascular plants which includes sunflowers, asters, daisies, yarrows, echinacea, arnica, coreopsis, chrysanthemums, marigolds, zinnias, thistles, ragweed, dandelions, burdock and even artichokes, lettuce, and endive. 1 Tarot of the Spirit , Pamela Eakins, Ph.D. 1992, Samuel Weiser, Inc. 3 The Tarot a Key to the Wisdom of the Ages. Bud/flower appearance & orientation: Participant, 2005 FES Practitioner Training, (The following is an edited version of the original study.