Among the garden plants grown for their scent, chocolate cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus) certainly stands out from the crowd. Yes, as its common name suggests, its flowers really do smell like chocolate, especially at the end of a sunny day. The aroma comes from the vanillin that the flower produces… the same substance that gives cocoa its characteristic odor.
Not only beautiful in bloom, Chocolate Cosmos will amaze every visitor to your garden. This forms a medium-sized mound of ferny, dark green leaves, bearing masses of cup-shaped blooms of chocolate coloured blooms that feature a chocolate fragrance.