The word cosmos comes from the Greek idea of an orderly universe. This flower was was named thus in its native Mexico because of its neatly arranged petals. The metaphor breaks down, however, when you see the spectacular array of shapes and colors exploding on vigorous plants. They're one of the easiest flowers for home gardeners; direct sow and let them grow!
Welcome to the Hudson Valley Seed Company: your source for heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds and beautiful garden-themed contemporary art. On our site, you'll find photos and artwork that stoke your horticultural imagination—along with tips to make your garden dreams a reality.