Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Spellbound'Bidens atrosanguinea, Chocolate Plant

Half-hardy Perennial

What is Half-Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years. Can be grown outdoors
but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

A seductive chocolate fragrance

Loved by pollinating insects

Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan

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Height Up to 60cm (23.6in)
Spread Up to 60cm (23.6in)

Half-hardy Perennial

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Description
A particularly striking Chocolate Cosmos with rich maroon daisy-like flowers and a seductive chocolate fragrance. Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Spellbound' is a choice half-hardy perennial for a sunny border, and well loved by pollinating insects. Plant it among other perennials to support its stems - it associates beautifully with hot fiery colours. Although perennial, the Chocolate plant is often grown as an annual in the UK, but can easily be over-wintered if grown in containers and kept in frost free conditions. Height and Spread: 60cm (24").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


2 x 2 litre potted cosmos plants (T62306P)
2 x 1 litre potted cosmos plants (T62305P)
1 x 2 litre potted cosmos plant (62206)
1 x 1 litre potted cosmos plant (62205)

How to Grow
Chocolate Cosmos plants will enjoy a position in full sun on any moist, well drained soil.
More Info

Feed and water cosmos plants regularly throughout the growing season. Deadhead faded cosmos flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced.


Cosmos atrosanguineus is generally grown as an annual but in very mild areas it may be perennial. It can be over-wintered if grown in containers and kept in frost free conditions. Keep the compost barely moist during the winter months. Plants should be watered freely as they come back into growth the following spring, and moved outside after all risk of frost has passed. Alternatively, lift the tubers before first frosts and store in trays of barely moist peat. Keep them somewhere cool but frost-free over winter.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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