The Teddington Gardener

Another chocolate fancy…

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Cosmos Chocamocha

A new-ish form of the favourite chocolate-scented, late-summer flowering Cosmos atrosanguineus… with even more chocolately aroma, velvety bronze-red flowers and all a little more compact, so less need for staking. It will flower, in full sun, from June to September and grow to a height of 45cm.

A great companion for other late-flowering herbaceous perennials – larger daisy-like flowers of Dahlia, Heleniums and Rudbeckias, the strappy foliage and hot colours of crocosmia – other half-hardy plants like the Zinnia and Tithonia…

It is still a tender little darling so mulch generously and protect with a cloche outside, or bring into a frost-free environment until the following Spring.

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