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Cosmos atrosanguineus

Common Name: Chocolate Cosmos

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Cosmos atrosanguineus
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Price:  £5.00
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6 in stock

Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Position/ Situation:  Sheltered, frost-free gardens
Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Planting Style:  sensory
Suggested Use:  Growing in Pots
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Scent:  Scented Flowers
Flower Colour:  Brown
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Clump forming
Soil Type:  dry or sandy soil
Soil PH:  No preference
Bee and Butterfly:  Both


Definitely a plant for the senses! Chocolate-scented daisies with are the colour of dark chocolate appear from Aug-Sept. Grow in well drained soil in full sun. Not hardy so either dig up tubers after flowering or grow in a pot which can be moved into a shed/ garage. Plant tubers out again in May.


Mainland UK  £8.50-£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1-IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value applies please click here for details) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10    

 

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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall