Chocolate Cosmos - PlantCosmos atrosanguineus
Smells Like Chocolate
Cosmos does smell like chocolate... it's unbelievable but true! The dark reddish brown flowers of Cosmos have a delicious chocolate fragrance, therefore, it is quite easy to become addicted to this flower! This chocolate flower Cosmos is very versatile as it is suitable for patio planters, window-boxes and borders. Wherever it is planted you can enjoy a delicious chocolate fragrance in your garden for several months!Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreCosmos has thick, tuberous roots and grows well in moist, well-drained soil. Improve heavy, soil by mixing in some fresh soil or compost. Prepare a suitable hole and plant the Cosmos with the top of the tubers just below the soil surface, refill the hole and water immediately. Choose a sheltered, sunny area to ensure a good flowering from your Cosmos.
Cosmos is great for a flower potCosmos looks amazing when grown in a flower pot. The beautiful, fresh green foliage grows relatively low and fills the pot. The flowers stand erect on long slender stems far above its lance-shaped leaves. Combine Cosmos with Gaillardia or Pennisetum 'Fireworks' in a large pot or planter.
Show moreCosmos flowers easily, whether in pots or in the ground in the garden. Use a fertilizer for flowering plants at least once a month during the flowering period and this will provide an extra rich bloom. The soil may be moderately moist, but not too wet. Did you plant your Cosmos in a pot? If so, you may need to water more often as the root ball may dry out quicker.
Cosmos can be preserved during the winter but must be protectedThe tuberous roots of Chocolate Cosmos are sensitive to frost. Like Dahlias, Cosmos can be preserved during the winter months. In autumn when the leaves have died off cut the dead stems back to 4-5 cm from the roots. Shake the soil off the tubers, allow them to dry, then place the Cosmos in a box with sharp sand or dry compost, and store in a frost-free area. You can plant Cosmos next spring and they will amaze you with their fragrant flowers once again!
Show moreThe Dutch name 'chocoladebloem' refers to the chocolate fragrance of this special flower. You can particularly smell chocolate on hot, sunny days! The scent fits perfectly with the chocolate brown and dark red hue of their flower petals. The flowers last a long time and are ideal as cut flowers. This plant is also called Black Cosmea.
- Extra information
Latin name Cosmos atrosanguineus Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Purple Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period June - October Growing height 70 - 80 cm Planting distance 30 - 40 cm