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Cosmos 'Choca Mocha' is a compact tuberous perennial plant with delightful dark chocolate coloured flowers that even smell like chocolate! Sadly we can't recommend tasting the flowers. It grows to around 30 cms high and wide, and likes a sunny place in the garden, and does well in containers. It will flower through the warm months of the year, and should be given a handful of slow release fertiliser to encourage healthy growth in spring. It has tubers like a dahlia, and will die down in cooler weather.
Flower colour: brown
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
The flowers have a chocolate scent
Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres
Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5
Planting season: Late winter to early spring.
Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser.