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Cosmos atrosanguineus

Family: Asteraceae

Common name: CHOCOLATE COSMOS

Synonym: Cosmos atrosanguineus chocolate cosmos

Native to: Mexico

Sentiment: joy in love and life

Plant

Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect, open form

Max height: 1.5 feet

Max width: 0.48 feet

Flower

brown/black, red, secondary color present

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: seeds

Plant features: self-sows

Exposure: sun

Landscape uses: cut flower, flower fragrant

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

Soil types: loam, well drained

USDA Zones: zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +10 to +30 °F

Water: moderate

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