I bought Cosmos atrosanguineus (chocolate cosmos) about two years ago. It was covered in lovely deep brown burgandy coloured flowers which smelt of chocolates.
I left it in the pot, forgetting about it while I thought what to do with it. After the initial rush of flowers that it came from the nursery with, there was nothing.
Last month, I put it in the garden bed where I have grown sweet peas for two years.
It looked OK, not too happy but didn’t die. It produced a few little deformed undersized flowers.
I didn’t do much. It didn’t look like much.
Until Sunday morning. When I walked past it on the way to the shop for fresh bread.
And the plant has spread.
I love the joys that come with unexpected success in the garden.