The compact Cosmos Chocamocha (also known as Cosmos Thomocha) has velvety bronze flowers that are attractive to butterflies and bees. Cosmos are excellent for cutting and the reduced height of Chocamocha makes it excellent for beds, borders and especiallly containers, where the blue-green lance-like foliage, not to mention its chocolate scent, can be shown off!
A half-hardy perennial that may not need staking. Great for growing in a sunny border, especially when planted with other hot colours.
To minimise frost damage, protect the tuberous roots with a cloche or overwinter in a frost-free environment.
Pot Size: 2/3L
Common Name: Chocolate Cosmos
Height and Spread: 45cm x 30cm
Preferred Soil Type: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained
Aspect: South, east or west facing
Position: Full sun
Flowering Period: June – October
Care: After the foliage has died back, reduce the stems to 5cm. Lay in a tray of soil or compost and overwinter in a frost-free environment. Replant in early spring.