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jeatacake

St Helens (zone 9a) I grow flowers, fruit & veg at home & on my allotment. Prefer the exotic & unusual & to share tips, ideas, seeds etc.

Cosmos atrosanguineus syn. Bidens atrosanguinea, Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocolate', Cosmos diversifolius atrosanguineus

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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jeatacake

25/4/2020 Chocolate cosmos grown from seed on 12/3/2020. Jane, I have a flower bud already - bottom right! 😊 @pelly

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pelly

They look good Jeff but mine is the perennial one, I'll post a pic. Btw if I were you I would take any buds off 👍

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jeatacake

I'm wondering now if this what it's supposed to be? They could be any old cosmos after looking at yours? 🤔 I may have been sold a pup 😞 @pelly

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pelly

I think you have Jeff, unfortunately, yours are annual bedding plants.

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jeatacake

Oh well, I'll leave that bud on & see what colour the flower is! ☹ @pelly

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sharonhayden

Mine is from a root ball thing and hardly grown at all

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jeatacake

At least you have the real thing! I thought growing them from seed would work, buy maybe not! 😞 The warm weather& a good watering may be all yours needs? 🤞 @sharonhayden

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pelly

That should be interesting Jeff, let me know when it flowers 💐

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pelly

They’re tubers apparently Sharon and Jeff 👍

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jeatacake

Will do Jane 👍 @pelly

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sharonhayden

Yes that’s what I have a tuber- I noticed a slug in the pot- so that’s where my shoots have gone!! @pelly

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pelly

Oh no, will you be able to save it? 🤔 @sharonhayden

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