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Cosmos Chocolate

Not edible, but the chocolate fragrance is mouthwatering! Solitary, cup-shaped, rich burgundy velvet flowers appear in June until October. Easy to keep over winter, just grow in a pot, buried in the ground during summer so it is part of your border, then lift in autumn and keep the whole pot undisturbed in a garage over winter.
Prefers well drained soil in sun. Height 60cm (24"). Spread 45cm (18"). Tuberous perennial. Supplied as young plants from May onwards.
Flower Colour

Type of garden
Container Gardening

Scented, Suitable for Container

Half-Hardy Perennial


May onwards

Flowering Time
Long Flowering, Summer

Sun or Partial Shade

45cm (18")

60cm (24")



Moderatly fertile, moist and well drained


Sun or part shade


Not good for cutting


June to October

Additional Information

Flowers are chocolate scented when in sun. Dead head regularly. Lift tubers during winter and keep dry and frost free, alternatively if grown in a pot the whole pot can be kept in a dry frost free place. Cosmos are relatively low maintenance plants. Cosmos may require staking if they are planted in an exposed site to maintain a healthy structure and shape. Keep the plants regularly watered.

Delivery Date: 21 Apr 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
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