Chocolate Cosmos - Cosmos atrosanguineus
Chocolate cosmos flowers (Cosmos atrosanguineus) are dark reddish brown, almost black and has a sweet perfume, reminiscent of vanilla and chocolate. The fragrance is much stronger on hot sunny days. This is a perennial plant from Mexico and it thrives in a warm climate. The plant grows to 30cm and prefers a sunny position with good drainage. Chocolate cosmos is frost sensitive. If growing in a frosty or wet winter areas, either grow in a pot and protect or tuber can be lifted and stored.
Excellent cut flower.