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'Chocolate Cosmos'


'Chocolate Cosmos' (Cosmos atrosanguineus)

I know this plant isn't hardy - but I do love it!



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So do we, have not grown it for some years .......

9 Jun, 2010

mrv
Mrv
 

LOVE IT ... we simply forgot to get the seeds for this year :( But it has reminded me to scribble on my shopping list for next year

9 Jun, 2010

 

Where do you get seeds please, Mrv? I haven't seen any, so I end up buying a plant each year!

10 Jun, 2010

mrv
Mrv
 

Hi Spritzhenry. The last time I saw seeds was from a seller on eBay ... Couldn't see any on there at the moment though ... maybe they are a bit trickier to get hold of than I'd imagined at the moment... damn.

Having said that - the seeds that you can buy are not 'true' chocolate cosmos (Cosmos Atrosanguineus), just copy-cats and wannabes - the plant is extinct in the wild. All true chocolate cosmos are vegetative clones from the same plant (for about the last hundred years) and are self-sterile.

Make sure you over-winter safely and do a little research on when the best time to propogate would be. You could have as many as you like then :)

Although ... if all else fails I'll be trying 'Pied Piper' for next year:
http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds1/product/6247/1.html

10 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks, I will. :-)

12 Jun, 2010

 

I have tried to grow "chocolate cosmos" I've had a plant in a pot two seasons now, but no flowers, looks as tho its jus bolted. What am I doing wrong :o(
Would like to hear som comments onthis

Gralew

15 Sep, 2012



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