3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Chocolate Cosmos Overview
Cosmos atrosanguineus is a perennial species that is often grown as an annual. It has simple, slim, pinnate leaves and dark red-purple flowers which are scented with chocolate and vanilla notes, hence the common name Chocolate Cosmos. The flowers appear in late summer and this species is deciduous in its habit. It has a spreading, branching habit and is half hardy, plant in a position of full sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. This perennial species is often grown as an annual plant due to its half-hardy nature. It doesn't cope well with temperatures below -5 degrees Celsius.
How to propagate Chocolate Cosmos
Basal cuttings are best taken in early spring, the addition of bottom heat can improve rooting.
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Other uses of Chocolate Cosmos
These are great for putting in your borders to bright then up during the summer.