Cosmos Atrosanguineus also known as Chocolate Plant has a chocolate aroma and is burgundy in colour. It is bee friendly and is ideal for cut flowers.
Plant Type: Spring Bulb
Plant Height (at maturity): 65cm
Pot Size: Bulb
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Fragrant Flower: Yes
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Plants for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Hazardous / Poisonous Information: Do not eat bulbs, corms or roots
Soil Type: Loam or Sandy
Soil Drainage: Moist but well drained
Light Exposure: Full sun
Planting Style: Flower Beds & Borders; Patio Containers
Season of Interest: Summer
Flowering (from - to): August, September
Sowing / Planting (from - to): March
Typically Available: January; February; March
Keep well watered during growth. Can be left in the ground over winter if a deep mulch is applied or lift before the first frosts and store in dry compost in a frost free area.
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