Cosmos, Black Magic Chocolate

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Chocolate-scented cosmos, originally from the pine and oak woods in Mexico, was once believed to be extinct in much of its native range in the Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt. The intoxicating aroma of chocolate cosmos has made them a favorite of gardeners for centuries, and until recently, plants were wild and a bit scraggly and could only be propagated by cuttings. Renowned flower breeder Dr. Keith Hammett of New Zealand has created the incredible new Black Magic cosmos. With larger blooms, a neater growing habit, and a few viable seeds, this is an exciting new heirloom innovation! Plants average 2 feet tall with blooms almost 2 inches across and the rich, velvety blooms truly look and smell like chocolate.

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 7-14 Days
  • Seed Depth: 1/8-1/4"
  • Ideal Temperature: 70-75 F
  • Plant Spacing: 10"
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Cosmos atrosanguineus

Growing Tips: Sow in place in mid-spring. Plants require full sun, fairly warm temps, moderate moisture. Removing spent blooms prolongs the blooming season.


Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 4
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