We’ve always consider this flower to be a marigold flower, but today I learned that it is not. It is a Cosmos plant (Cosmos sulphureus) that belongs to the sunflower family.
Since the leaves of the cosmos resemble those of the marigold plant, few persons may still call it marigold.
I understand that cosmos plants bloom in a variety of colours – white, pink, orange, yellow, and scarlet. These flowers can be used in vases. Cosmos plants are easy to grow and care; they often self-seed, so this plant will keep appearing year after year without being replanted.
The orange cosmos has not only brightened the corner where it is planted, but it has also brightened our day. This plant not only attract birds and butterflies, they also repel the insects that destroy other flowering and fruiting plants.