This recent introduction is understandably being snapped up across the UK but despite this high demand we’ve been able to secure a limited supply from our nursery partners.
A very unusual form of chocolate cosmos with creamy white stripes on rich burgundy coloured petals. Supplied as a rooted cutting bursting with energy, plant in a 9 or 10cm pot to establish, and then plant out in its final position in August. Ideal for patio containers or as a border perennial in well-drained soils. Prefers full sun and a sheltered position, but ‘Black Forest’ is nevertheless much more hardy than many other varieties of Cosmos and can be safely overwintered outdoors. To cap it off, the richly coloured flowers also give out a heavenly vanilla-chocolate scent. Once established will flower from July to mid-October. Final height and spread: 70 x 45cm.