I love this plant, but it is a tender perennial which must be overwintered like a dahlia (and not always successfully). It's important to find a good supplier, as it is definitely hard-to-find!
Choca Mocha Chocolate Cosmos Cosmos atrosanguineus
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Delicate chocolate-colored flowers are held on sturdy stems; fernlike foliageHeat Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:10 - 12 InchesSpacing:12 - 16 InchesSpread:12 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:BrownFlower Shade:BrownFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in the middle of the annual flower bed or cutting gardenMaintenance Notes:
Deadheading will increase bloom.
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Shelley Carter, Ontario, Canada, 10 years ago