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Chocolate cosmos, close up of centre


Chocolate cosmos, close up of centre (Cosmos Atrosanguineus)



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i can nearly smell the chocolate

15 Sep, 2011

 

Wow thats pretty! save seeds!!!!! please? :)

15 Sep, 2011

 

I love this little gem! It's actually much more lusciously dark than the photo shows, Sticki...

But, I don't know how to save the seeds, Pixi! :(

I planted two of them as €2 annuals last year...then I found the roots when I was moving things around in the spring and they were still alive! :))

I am saving hibiscus seeds for you though, the pink one is looking very promising! :)

15 Sep, 2011

 

Well what I did..dont know if its right..wait till they have bloomed and died off cut the stem and tie up with a bag around..incase any seeds fall out..when dry I just kinda wiggled them out! lol :)

15 Sep, 2011

 

Will have a go...nothing ventured, nothing gained! :)))

15 Sep, 2011

 

that's very K. good photo.

15 Sep, 2011

 

What an amazing flower it is up close, I've never seen it in that much detail. I had one here last year, but it had no chance at all of surviving last winter, even in the greenhouse.

15 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks, W :))

I really, really didn't expect them to survive, Karen, but they did, outside with no protection.....and we did get down to -14°C...with snow!

15 Sep, 2011

 

Funny isn't it...only -10 here and it was in the greenhouse too...perhaps it's the damp that gets to them rather than the cold.

15 Sep, 2011

 

Mine have never survived either KS.Still buy them every year though!

15 Sep, 2011

 

Mmmmm chocolate! I think its best to store the tubers frost free like Dahlias :o)

15 Sep, 2011

 

I haven't got anywhere to store them indoors :(
But this year Camil's going to spread straw over that whole bed...mostly to protect the young cordylines and yuccas...
So I'll let you know how it goes in the spring... :)

16 Sep, 2011



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