Chocolate Cosmos

Cosmos atrosanguineus derives its Latin name  from its colour of dried blood – but the plant’s popular name, chocolate cosmos,  comes from its incredible chocolate fragrance

Another lovely fragrant flower in my favourite colour, it really does smell of chocolate… and vanilla! I rescued three of these plants from the market this summer when they were in a pretty dire condition (only cost me £1 each). Re-potted and given a ‘Chelsea crop’ they have flourished and rewarded me with many lovely blooms. Although not hardy so they won’t survive the winter here, I think I have had my money’s worth from them this year 🙂

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Dina says:

    You certainly got good value for your money! 🙂 I bought a Chocolate Cosmos at Blickling…well… It’s a beautiful plant.♥ 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It truly is, mine are still flowering 😀

      1. Dina says:

        I’ll find out on Thursday… 🙂

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