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Chocolate Cosmos

Cosmos atrosanguineus

Cosmos

Cosmos atrosanguineus (P-0564)

Each 9.75

PREORDER FOR SPRING 2024

<i>Cosmos atrosanguineus</i>

Paying tribute to the Greek word “Kosmos” meaning beauty in orderliness, this tender Mexican perennial’s spreading tubers sustain a pollinator-friendly haven of chocolate-scented, slightly cupped crimson-maroon blooms with yellow-orange centers and a velvety finish. The sumptuous dahlia-style posies sashay above branched, 12 in. long red-tinged stems plus attractive green basal foliage that’s pinnately divided into broadly lanceolate and often lobed leaflets. Undaunted by deer, bunnies and occasional dry conditions, easy-care Chocolate Cosmos adores moderately moist, well-drained niches, detests heavy wet soil and begs a thick mulch, sunny indoor window sill or a frost-free spot for its tubers when temperatures drop below 30°.

Blooms June–September

Size: 18" – 2' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Zone 9b/10.

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Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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