As I've heard some of you comment, flowers seem to be blossoming earlier than usual this year. Like a few of my other flowers, this is true of the cosmos I've planted.
But something weird is going on with them.
When the blossoms unfurl, they look like they've been in one heckuva fight. Even the coloration is strange. Although this particular one above isn't as bad as most others, they look as though they've been picked and spent too much time in a vase so that they should be relegated to the compost pile.
The buds look perfectly normal, but not the flowers themselves. Any ideas what may be going on?