Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocolate'

This dark, Bourneville chocolate cosmos is a must. It has a lovely velvet, crimson texture and amazing scent – of chocolate. More
5 young plants 229109-5 £13.50 Delivery early April
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10 young plants 229109-10 £23.50 Delivery early April
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3 x 9cm plants 229109-3 £12.95 Delivery early May
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Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocolate' is a gorgeous dark, Bourneville coloured cosmos, which is a definite must for your summer containers. It has a lovely velvet, crimson texture and amazing scent – of chocolate. Pictured here with Emilia javanica.

Genus Cosmos atrosanguineus
Group/Species atrosanguineus
Variety Chocolate
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Cosmos
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Care Tips Deadhead to encourage flowering. Mulch to protect from frosts or cover with horticultural fleece. In colder parts of the country, lift plants before the first frosts and store somewhere frost-free over the winter.
Flowering June - October
Vase Life Last 7-10 days, no conditioning needed. Pick fresh straight into water, just as the buds are about to bloom, and do not pick in the heat of the day. Deadhead the main blooms that are drooping and going over after about a week. Place out of direct sunlight.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocolate' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Edwina

two of the plants were poor quality but the remaining three have done well and look good with Geranium Pink Capitatum and Verbena Bampton in a pot on the terrace

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Totally mouthwateringly gorgeous.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Frances

Great sturdy plants, have started flowering, look very attractive and have placed in a large pot surrounded with other Sarah Raven annuals. Smashing combination, great service as ever.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lois

These are alive but haven’t done as well as the seedlings I bought from another company

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Adele

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mr Tinsley

very satisfactory and have grown well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lesley

All three are flowering and spreading. The cold June held them back but they have improved with the warmth and rain

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Andrew

Nice plants, well packed, the plants have flowered well in first year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Very pretty, truly chocolatey smelling flowers!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lynda

Healthy plants delivered quickly.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Chris

Well packaged, strong, healthy plants which grew quickly. All produced lots of flowers with a good chocolate fragrance over a long period. I bought another variety, Choca Mocha, from another supplier but this was not as good; atrosanguineus Chocolate is a much nicer plant.

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Reviewed 24th November 2018 by Betty

Beautiful wee plant, am hoping they survive the winter


Can I remind you here about my dahlia "Bishop of Canterbury" It wasn't the same as the catalogue and rather than reimburse me you promised to replace it if you have it again.

Also you haven't included the above or the scabiosa in this list. Unfortunately it died although it was perfect on arrival.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Mrs Lee

Two of the plants were not in good condition when they arrived due I think to hot weather conditions but I planted all three and watered them well but only one plant survived.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Gavin

The plants were delivered on time, in excellent condition, healthy and packaged in a way which meant they were free from damage. I opened the package asap and planted a few days later. Super healthy plants flowers for months. A very satisfied customer!!!

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Reviewed 11th November 2018 by Susi

They were fine although the flower heads were rather small

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Reviewed 10th November 2018 by Sally

Worth the wait as plants flowered for ages.

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Janet

Didn't do so well this year. I think the extra heat we had this summer took it's toll. Only one plant left. the weather didn't suit any of my penstemon this year.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Claire

Only a few very small blooms at the beginning of the season, none since. Although it has been a hard summer for bedding they did get good care, and I have had great success with these from Sarah Raven in the past. Disappointing. I am putting it down to the weather however and will try again next year.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Elizabeth

Surprised that these did badly. I split them between my garden and my Mum's (50 miles apart), and they didn't flower well at all, even in this baking summer.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Wendy

Beautiful plants that gave me great pleasure.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by June

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Steve

Another great addition to my garden.Packed with beautiful intense maroon flowers all summer. Every plant looks healthy and you can plant with confidence

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Engelina

Hayloft are now my favourite place for buying plants, excellent service, excellent plants, recommended you to some of our friends, twice last week, kind regards engelina

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Jayne

Not 100% pleased with the flowering. Very poor.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Cosmos 'Chocolate' and have left you a credit for them to use against your next order."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Sandy

Only two thin little plants survived but they were very late arriving and so well behind everything else. Love the flowers with the African basil and some purple sage.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Cosmos and have left you a credit for them to use against your next order."

Posted 7th November 2018

poor quality

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Reviewed 24th July 2018 by Clare Smith

These plants arrived completely torched. Have planted them out anyway but they have not survived. We've had really hot weather recently and they have not survived the shipping at all. But cannot believe that they left Sarah Raven in a decent condition because they are so badly decomposed.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site. We are sorry to hear that your plants did not arrive safely. Please do contact our customer service team at info@sarahraven.com or by calling 0345 092 0283 and our team will assist you further.
Kind Regards, The Sarah Raven Team

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Posted 1st August 2018

chocolate cosmos

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Reviewed 8th July 2018 by Rose Taylor

Unfortunately, I am disappointed with the condition of these plants. They look as though they have been scorched by wind or sun. Hopefully, given some TLC they will recover.
I have bought many products from Sarah Raven and always been very pleased with my purchases. Shame about this one

Gorgeous colour

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Reviewed 27th June 2018 by Alison Ellis

I love these. Their flowers are just the right height to be the ‘thriller’ in a pot, planted with red petunias and calibrachoa. A lovely colour and fragrance, and hopefully they will return next year.