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Chocolate Cosmos

Cosmos atrosanguineus

Item 004411

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USDA Zone:
7-10
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

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.

Price: $18.00
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Average Landscape Size
30 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Cosmos atrosanguineus
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Attracts Butterflies, Tolerates Alkaline Soil
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting ,   Fragrant
Bloom Time: Mid-summer through fall
Flower Color: Purple
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Cottage ,   Rustic
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.

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.

History

Chocolate cosmos isn't just the color of chocolate, they smell like it too.

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