Cosmos atrosanguineus
‘Black Magic’

Here's one flower that truly lives up to its billing, with the most heavenly scented, velvet burgundy flowers that smell just like chocolate brownies! Each of the notched petals on the two inch flowers gets darker towards the center, with nearly black central sepals. It would be would worth adding this 2' high dark beauty to your garden even without the scent but on warm summer days, that chocolate fragrance seems to waft on the breeze. Renowned plant breeder Dr. Keith Hammett has perfected this variety, with larger flowers & a neater growing habit. Use wherever you want to delight garden visitors, including a wealth of butterflies. Ideal for growing in a pot, either due to its frost tenderness or short lifespan. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. Deadhead for prolonged blooming. Makes an intoxicating cut flower. Deer resistant.

Curious Plantsman

Average Water

USDA zones 9-11