Cosmos Atrosanguineus


This plant is aptly named as it has flowers of velvety maroon and has an essence of dark chocolate.

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This cosmos is as the name suggests, chocolate scented with maroon crimson flowers. The flowers of Cosmos a great feature of the chocolate cosmos, Scented maroon crimson flowers that are lovely. They are a superb plant and complimented by the unmistakable scent of chocolate. A very hardy plant to have in the garden. Cosmos is a very attractive variety and can be left over winter and will multiply well in the garden.

Cultivation Instructions

Indoor Planting: N/A

Outdoor Planting: Cosmos performs very well with early flowering perennials and are also popular with bees and butterflies. It will naturalise very well in most well drained soils. This variety will with stand some water logging of the soil. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms and plant rhizomes with the growing tip 5cms below the soil surface.

Feed with bone meal or similar during the flowering period to ensure they remain health for years to come. Plant in areas that are not exposed to the worst of the elements and in soils that have not been freshly manured. Regularly feed during the growing season with foods such as well rotted manures, Tomato feed and bone meal.

Care tips:

Keep well fed during the growing season and if possible mulch borders with well rotted manure or compost over the winter.

Grow with dahlias or lilies

Growing information

Flowering Height: 30-34″ (75-85cm)

Flowering period: April-May

Soil type: Rich well drained soil.

Aspect: Sheltered site in semi shade to full sun, a strong grower.

Scented: Fragrant. Chocolate scent

Planting Depth: Plant rhizomes so that the eye is 5cms below soil surface.

Spacing: 45cms apart.

Our tip: Can be used for Cut Flower and flower arrangements.

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