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Cosmos atrosanguineus ‘Choca Mocha’
Cosmos atrosanguineus
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Cosmos atrosanguineus


Chocolate Cosmos

USDA Zone: 8-9

Plant number: 1.168.050


Not only beautiful in bloom, Chocolate Cosmos will amaze every visitor to your garden. This forms a medium-sized mound of dark green leaves, bearing cup-shaped blooms of deep burgundy-red, with the distinctive and rich fragrance of dark chocolate. Plants are slow to grow in spring, and love summer heat. The tuberous roots may be wintered indoors like a Dahlia, stored in a cool basement. Consider growing this in a container and wintering the whole pot indoors in the basement, keeping it sparingly watered through the winter months. Bring up to the light in early spring and water, to get a head start on the season.

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Cosmos atrosanguineus


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Moderate
Flower Colour
  Red
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Fragrant
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   45-75 cm
   18-29 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow


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