Plant ID forum: was trying to grow a chocolate cosmos

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jasminejo24
Sep 1, 2016 6:30 AM CST
tried to grow a chocolate cosmos in this pot but i am unsure as to what is actually growing in it
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any thoughts appreciated

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Sep 1, 2016 6:35 AM CST
Well, not a cosmos, but I don't know what.
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Silversurfer
Sep 1, 2016 11:36 AM CST
Those funny tiny round bits under the leaves are called stipules.
I believe your plant is a Salix sp.
A willow.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=salix+leaf+stipules&rlz=1C...
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Zencat
Sep 1, 2016 11:41 AM CST
I tried chocolate cosmos too but none of the seeds sprouted.

What's the red flower?
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 1, 2016 11:50 AM CST
It's definitely a weed, I'd yank it out before it gets too huge.

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jasminejo24
Sep 5, 2016 7:37 PM CST
the red flower is a quartz scarlet verbena in the pot behind
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 5, 2016 7:48 PM CST
I did grow a chocolate cosmos one year, and even got it to bloom before it expired from the relentless heat here. The flowers are lovely and absolutely do smell like chocolate.

Recommend you buy a plant already started, rather than trying to start it from seed. The company I got mine from didn't sell them this year, but I've seen them available online. Here it is at Burpee's but they only ship it in the spring, it seems http://www.burpee.com/flowers/cosmos/cosmos-choca-mocha-prod...
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ge1836
Sep 6, 2016 9:06 AM CST
I have never had luck with Choc. Cosmos
The color was not as promised the first time and two other attempts never germinated.

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