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Chocolate Cosmos combination

BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
Hi all, 

I would appreciate your opinions on good colour combinations for chocolate cosmos. 

Thanks 




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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465
    Do you like bright contrasts, or subtle blends?
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  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Preference is for subtle blends. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465
    I'd look at some of the creamy/rusty coloured echinaceas and kniphofia and some plummy-brown colours ... Hemerocallis 'Summer Wine' is a good one.   
    The blue-leaved hosta 'Hadspen's Blue' looks good with those colours and gives a bit of a zing. 
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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    In my opinion, they look good planted against Lavenders, Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’, and Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ or ‘Mai Tai’. 
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Sounds good. I have sown seed of a Ruby red echinacea so that might work too. Maybe bergamot too? 
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120
    Mine looked good next to Geum “Totally Tangerine” and  Budleja “Buzz Ivory”
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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    I think Bergamot would swamp the chocolate Cosmos. They are quite delicate plants that don’t get that tall. 

    Something like Verbena Officinalis Var. Grandiflora ‘Bampton’ that has dark stems would pick up the dark flowers and create a more delicate airy feel for added height could work well. 
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Thanks @Borderline,  I think you're right about the bergamot, it seems to want to expand a lot. 
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