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Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Choca Mocha'
Common Name: Chocolate Cosmos Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Choca Mocha'
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This Mexican species has rich, dark maroon dahlia-like flowers with the fragrance of chocolate! ¡Que rica! How can you resist? Combine with peanut butter plant (Melianthus major) to turn your garden bed into a Reese's peanut butter cup. Yum! 'Choca Mocha' is more compact and has a more intense chocolate fragrance than the normal form. This species is classed as zone 7-9 but I would recommend a winter mulch and dry well-drained soil. Extinct in the wild. ¡Que lastima!

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Unknown. Extinct in the wild.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem ColourBurgundy 
Hardiness Zone7-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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