Chocolate Cosmos

Cosmos atrosanguineus

SKU
0441
Velvety textured, chocolate-scented, maroon flowers with darker brown centers are outstanding in any garden. Blooms mid-summer to fall atop open wispy plants bearing divided dark green leaves. A fresh new look to perennial borders. Adapts nicely to wild gardens and casual cottage garden composition. Provide fertile, well-drained soil for care-free performance. Tuberous perennial. Full sun. Fast-growing to 30 inches tall, 18 inches wide.
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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.
Key FeatureFall Flowering

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.

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