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Cosmos 'Chocamocha' (Cosmos 'Chocamocha')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.35m
Max height
0.35m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cosmos 'Chocamocha'

Other names

Cosmos 'Chocamocha'

Genus

Cosmos Cosmos

Variety or Cultivar

'Chocamocha' _ 'Chocamocha' is a dwarf, clump forming, herbaceous perennial with fine, green foliage and deep-maroon, velvet flowers that smell of chocolate.


Cosmos 'Chocamocha' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers smell of chocolate.

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming

Flower

Maroon, Dark-crimson, Dark-brown in Summer; Maroon, Dark-crimson, Dark-brown in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Foot and root rot , Grey mould Foot and root rot , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to encourage flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Cosmos 'Chocamocha' (Cosmos 'Chocamocha') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.35m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, but well-drained soil in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cosmos 'Chocamocha'

Other names

Cosmos 'Chocamocha'

Genus

Cosmos Cosmos

Variety or Cultivar

'Chocamocha' _ 'Chocamocha' is a dwarf, clump forming, herbaceous perennial with fine, green foliage and deep-maroon, velvet flowers that smell of chocolate.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers smell of chocolate.

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Maroon, Dark-crimson, Dark-brown in Summer; Maroon, Dark-crimson, Dark-brown in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to encourage flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cosmos 'Chocamocha' (Cosmos 'Chocamocha') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.35m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, but well-drained soil in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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ChocoMocha June 2013 (03/06/2013)

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