Cosmos atrosanguineus

Chocolate Cosmos

Herbaceous Perennial, Tender Perennial

Deep maroon flowers with a chocolate scent bloom profusely all summer! Flowers are held on long wiry stems and are wonderful in flower arrangements.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Occasional


Size: 18 - 30 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Flowers, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Fragrant, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Red
Bloom Season: Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Flower Shape: Daisy / Composite, Single

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Beds and Borders, Container, Cutting Garden, Massed
Wildlife: Beneficial Insects, Pollinators

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Position / Role: front of border, matrix / mingler
Plant Behavior: Tender
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading

Plant Combos