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  • chocolate cosmos
  • Eventual height: 0.75m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Cosmos atrosanguineus

chocolate cosmos

9cm pot £6.49
9cm pot £6.49
3 × 9cm pots £20.97 £18.00
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

    • Position: full sun
    • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
    • Rate of growth: average
    • Flowering period: June to September
    • Hardiness: half hardy

      These velvety, dahlia-like, chocolate-maroon flowers have a delicious aroma, reminiscent of the best Belgian chocolates. One of our recommended plants, they're particularly suitable for a sunny, exotic garden or a planting scheme based on 'hot' colours.

    • 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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