Chocolate Cosmos Collection Chocolate Cosmos Collection
Chocolate Cosmos Collection
Chocolate Cosmos Collection

Chocolate Cosmos Collection

Delicious chocolate scented, velvet red summer blooms
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • A collection of maroon-red flowers that stand tall above gorgeous green foliage.
  • A cottage garden classic, create a space full of daisy blooms.
  • Great as cut flowers thanks to the long stems, perfect for tall vases.
  • Flower from June to September, ideal for summer-long colour.
  • Supplied as a collection of 3 plug plants, ready to pot once the risk of frost has passed.
3 Plug Plants - Item: 480734
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Product Description

Create a traditional cottage garden feel to your borders and pots with these Cosmos atrosangineus.

Also known as Chocolate Cosmos thanks to their delicious scent, these beautiful daisy-like blooms have deep maroon velvet-like petals that stand tall above its green foliage. A cottage garden classic, this popular, compact cosmos is very free flowering and is, quite simply, the perfect flower for patio containers or sunny borders and will provide masses of blooms for cutting.

These easy-to-grow annuals are the perfect plant for novice or time-strapped gardeners as they are easy to look after and being plug plants have been grown on and are ready for planting. Perfect for filling gaps in borders, their daisy-like flowers are produced through summer and into early autumn and will be a magnet for pollinating insects such as butterflies and bees.

Position your Cosmos atrosangineus in full sun and plant them in moist but well-drained soil. Then all you need to do is watch the gorgeous blooms appear and enjoy that delicious chocolate scent, all summer long.

Supplied as 3 x plug plants, ready to pot on or plant out when all risk of frost has passed.

What Is Supplied

Item 480734 supplied as:
Supplied as 3 x plug plants, ready to pot on or plant out when the risk of frost has passed.

Plant Information

Top Tips

When deadheading your Cosmos, don't just take the flower head off, but cut the stems right back to the first leaf below the flower head.

Care Guide

  • Unpack plugs immediately and stand them in water for an hour.
  • If you canít do this, they can sit in their mini greenhouse for a week if upright and not too wet.
  • Plugs may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but theyíll quickly recover.
  • Put them somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • When potting on, handle plugs carefully. Pot on using our 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays, using good multi-purpose compost.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry. They donít like to be left in standing water.
  • Plant approx. 20cm (8in) apart to allow them room to grow.
  • Feed using a high-potash feed such as Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser for Flowers & Fruits, to encourage flowering.
  • Dead head when flowers fade to encourage more flowers.
  • Remember that plants are frost tender and should be protected from frost at all times.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
60cm
40cm
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Chocolate Cosmos Collection
Chocolate Cosmos Collection
3 Plug Plants
Item: 480734
Only £9.99