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Chocolate Cosmos and Sedum


Chocolate Cosmos and Sedum

I like the dark of the Cosmos against the leaves of the Sedum, it looks better in real life...honest!!



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Well, goes without saying that the cosmos is a favourite here, but teaming it with the creamy white sedum is genius. Added to my faves. :-)

15 Aug, 2009

 

oooo david never been a genius before! is this chocolate cosmos hardy?

15 Aug, 2009

 

Not considered so in the UK. Under one of my pics of it, I said that I was about to either collect the seeds now, by cutting the dead flowerheads with their stems, and hang them uspide down in a brown paper bag in the shed; or, dig up, repot the plants and keep in a frost-free place. May try both - definitely need to do something this far north.

If picking the flowerheads, make sure they are totally dry, not damp after rain, or they will just rot. -

15 Aug, 2009

 

Oh thanks for that David will collect seed for next year then, i didn't think they were but thought i'd just check!

18 Aug, 2009

 

Doreen, of Doreensgarden, commented to me under one of her pics, that she covered them with a mulch last winter,, then a double layer of fleece, and they survived where she is (can't remember offhand). I can't do that, so will have to do as I planned. Good Luck with the seed. :-)

18 Aug, 2009



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