Chocolate Cosmos

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha'

Chocolate Cosmos - Cosmos atrosanguineus  'Chocamocha'

Common Name: Chocolate Cosmos
Genus: Cosmos
Species: atrosanguineus
Cultivar: 'Chocamocha'

The ancient Greek word 'Kosmos' means 'beautiful'.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Bronze, Purple
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A beautiful perennial with sumptuous velvety bronze flowers produced above lance-shaped blue-green foliage from June to September. The aroma of this new variety is even more chocolatey than Cosmos atrosanguineus and it's more compact too so may not need staking. Great for growing in a sunny border and looks lovely when planted with other hot colours. To minimise frost damage protect the tuberous roots with a cloche or overwinter in a frost-free environment.

Garden Care: In autumn after the foliage has died back reduce the stems to within 5cm (2in) of the roots. Lay in a tray of soil or compost and over-winter in a frost-free environment until early spring.


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