Cosmos Chocoholic

Height 40cm
Spread 60cm
Full sun
Botanical Name: Cosmos atrosanguineus Chocoholic

Variety Profile

  • Loose, airy floral display of unusual, deep reddish-brown coloured flowers with a chocolate scent appear from late summer, through autumn.
  • Attracts butterflies.
  • Forms a tight, compact mound of vibrant green foliage which may become deciduous in cooler climates.
  • Hardy and easy to grow.

Cultural Care

Grows well in most soil types which are moist but well draining in a sunny location.
Lightly prune after main flowering to help maintain a dense, neat habit and encourage further flowering. An application of slow release fertiliser during spring would be beneficial.

Plant Uses

  • Mass plant against solid coloured walls or backgrounds for dynamic effect.
  • Contemporary gardens, mixed perennial borders or butterfly attracting gardens.  
  • Containers or general garden use.

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