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Cosmos Hot Chocolate
Cosmos astrosanguineus 'Hot Chocolate'
An enchanting perennial with 3cm velvet flowers having both the colour and scent of dark-chocolate from late-spring to autumn. A scent that's strongest in the evening, just enough to tempt you to a little post-dinner indulgence! Tuber-forming member of the dahlia family whose foliage dies back over winter.

Chocolate-coloured and scented flowers.

Uses: Garden, patio planters and borders.
Position: Warm and sunny. Will benefit from a little shelter to encourage early season growth.
Care: Avoid drying out, remove spent blooms to encourage new flowers. In very cold districts you can lift and store tubes over winter as you would a dahlia. Apply a light dressing of general fertiliser late spring.

x Width:

50 x 45 centimetres.
Hardiness Zone:
(if known)
Hardiness Zone - suits dark green area - click for details
Suitable for dark green area.
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