Put your ear up to a big sea shell, and you hear the whole cosmos ebbing and flowing. You needn't go to the shore to witness this, though; just plant a patch of these cosmos. The big, lofty plants sway to and fro in the summer breezes like waves. The flowers are held aloft, each coiled, tubular petal like a small, colorful shell. Lay beneath the tall fronds and look up: behold a reef of bright purples, pastel pinks, and soft whites. The sky shimmers like the reflective underbelly of the water's surface. Your garden is an ocean.
Petals in shades of pink, cream, and white curl into a sea-shell shaped tubes. Grows very bushy and tall; perfect in corners or middle placement in gardens. Easy to grow and very nice, though short-lived, as a cut flower. A well-loved variety among pollinators.