Thursday, 7 July 2016


Chocolate cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus) is a chocolate scented flower. Dark red-brown, sometimes almost black, velvety flowers on long, slender, reddish brown stems blooming from early summer to autumn make this an attractive addition to a garden. 

Chocolate cosmos is a tuberous-rooted, tender perennial native to Mexico that can be overwintered indoors where not hardy. Grow in a border or in containers where the flowers can be appreciated up close. They also make good cut flowers.  Grow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Deadhead and provide support. Mulch in autumn where hardy, or lift the tubers and keep frost-free during winter, storing them in barely moist peat.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme,
and also part of the Friday Greens meme.


  1. Chocolate scented flower, I had no idea. Also a very cool name that sounds like a craft cocktail.

  2. Oh wow, my first time to see this color. You know what! Only the orange and yellow are growing here and i wonder why!