Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Lore||Chocolate cosmos isn't just the color of chocolate, they smell like it too.|
|Average Size at Maturity||30 in. tall, 18 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Mid-summer through fall|
|Design Ideas||Such a delicious chocolate makes a versatile bedding plant for all beds and borders. Spices up foundation plantings in high profile locations. Play them off high contrast backgrounds and walls for a dynamic effect. Nestles right into the airy chaos of cottage and country gardens. This color is equally good in darker moody compositions of elegant semiformal groupings. Plant in containers and raised beds. Blends very well with grasses and tall branching flowers in wild and habitat gardens.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Tolerates Alkaline Soil|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Create dynamic color creations with Zamphir Dwarf Coreopsis, (Coreopsis auriculata 'Zamphir'), Copper Rose Mullein, (Verbascum 'Copper Rose'), Becky Shasta Daisy, (Chrysanthemum x superbum 'Becky'), and Mango Meadowbrite Coneflower, (Echinacea 'CBG Clone 3').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10