Chocolate cosmos - Atrosanguineus (Cosmos atrosanguineus) delights with blooms that strike with a deep crimson-brown colour and a pleasant chocolate fragrance. The plants take on a nice, compact habit and grow 60 – 80 cm tall. The velvety flowers develop atop thin stems towering over the tufts of dark green, lanceolate leaves. Chocolate cosmos blooms continuously from June to September. Its blooms attract bees, butterflies and other useful insects. It looks great on garden borders, but it may be successfully grown in pots on balconies or terraces.
Spring is the right time to plant rhizomes onto the ground. Chocolate cosmos is a rather undemanding plant. It likes sunny sites, although it may grow in partial shade. This cosmos prefers moderately moist soils rich in humus and nutrients. This species does not winter in the ground in Central European climate conditions. Excavate the rhizomes and store them indoors covered with sawdust until spring.
One package contains 1 rhizome of the Atrosanguineus chocolate cosmos. The most important growing instructions have been printed on each package.