Chocolate Cosmos

Cosmos atrosanguineus

SKU
00441
Velvety textured, chocolate-scented, deep maroon flowers with darker brown center on divided dark green leaves. Provide fertile, well-drained soil for care-free, fast-growing performance. Tuberous perennial.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreChocolate cosmos isn't just the color of chocolate, they smell like it too.
Average Size at Maturity30 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-summer through fall
Design IdeasSuch 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Tolerates Alkaline Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCreate 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

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