Cosmos – Choca Mocha – Chocolate Cosmos – Cosmos atrosanguineus

Garden Height
10 - 12
Spacing
12 - 16
Spread
12 - 18
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Brown
Light Code
YO
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Features:

  • Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes:

Deadheading will increase bloom.

Uses Notes:

Use in the middle of the annual flower bed or cutting garden

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Planting to Frost

Hardiness Zones: 11b

Flower Form: Landscape

pH: B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

Fertilization: 150 - 200

Light Requirements: High

Water Requirements: Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature: 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature: 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information:

Spring to Summer, standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]:

4-5" and Quart Pot: 4-6

Pinching and Growth Regulators:

Once well rooted height can be controlled using drought stress, negative DIF, and growth regulators. B-9 and Bonzi are both effective.

Pest and Disease Management:

Aphids, Leaf minor, Thrips, and Whitefly can all be problematic. Also watch for Alternaria.

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