Cosmos Atrosanguineus Chocolate Cosmos


(Cosmos Atrosanguineus) 


Chocolate Cosmos is an easy to grow perennial with attractive crimson flowers that have a wonderful chocolate fragrance.


Single maroon-crimson flowers in late summer and autumn.


Will grow in normal garden soil that is moist but not wet. Looks best at the front of the bed or en masse to heighten the effect of the scent.


Plant out in spring and summer in well drained but moist beds or large pots with good quality potting mix. Water well at planting and in hot dry weather.


Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best.


  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 5-6
Habit A herbaceous perennial with attractive segmented foliage and autumn colour.
Position Part to Full Sun, Light Frost.
Height 45CM
Width 45CM