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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold-hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
Dear American Meadows:
Just for fun, we disked up about an acre in one of our fields here in southeastern Ohio. We planted , , , and in mid May.
The results were amazing and we learned a lot. The deer ate all the sunflowers once they got about knee high but the cosmos, zinnias and plains coreopsis went crazy — I think every seed germinated. By August we had a 6 ft. flower jungle and we have been providing cut flowers for months to everyone we know and offices at work and our public library. While cutting flowers for friends, we were amazed to see all the birds and insects using the blooms. We were thrilled with all the activity, and we can report that hummingbirds love cosmos. The jungle is still going strong now in mid-October. We will be back next year for more seeds and more fun!
Steve is a Professor in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. We really appreciate him sending his photos and story to share with our members.
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