Cosmos atrosanguineus

Cosmos Chocolate “Black Magic”


A highly prised, truly unique and special flower, the velvety crimson-bronze, almost black flowers of this tuberous perennial cosmos has a distinct dark chocolate fragrance!

5 seeds per packet.

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Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!

Flower type:Disk
Life cycle:Perennial
Climate:Perennial. Will survive mild frost.
Sowing guide:Sow in trays in April to May / September to October and transplant after 4-6 weeks. Also a good container plant.
Germination guide:5-10 days @ 21 C. Light required - cover the small seed with thin layer of vermiculite. Keep moist until germination occurs.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:45 cm
Pinch:Yes, when 30 cm high
Flowering time:December to March of the year they were sowed in.
Final height:60 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide horisontal plant support when growing in windy areas.

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when the first individual flowers on a branch have openend. The still closed flowers will open over time in the vase. Plants respond well to regular cutting. Expected vase life is 4-6 days.