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Arthropodium strictum 'Chocolate Lily' Seeds

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Arthropodium strictum 'Chocolate Lily' - 10x Seeds

- Beautiful Lilac Coloured Chocolate Perfumed Edible Flowers

Arthropodium strictum or the Chocolate Lily is an edible Australian native herbaceous perennial native to woodlands and forests in regions of Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland. It produces purple blooms from spring to autumn that smell like chocolate when crushed.

The Chocolate Lily is a popular choice for its low-maintenance and tolerance for the wide ranging temperatures in Australian conditions. Perfect for jus about any landscape. Grow in your garden or in pots. 

A perennial plant that forms a grass like clump, and gets swathes of pale mauve flowers with a beautiful chocolate perfume through spring.

The Chocolate Lily’s edible tubers grow to around 3.5cm in length, 15cm below the surface. Raw tubers are sweet and best eaten when young.  Just like other varieties of tuber vegetables, they’re are delicious just lightly roasted. The highly fragrant flowers are also edible, and can be enjoyed in salads or used as decorative and edible toppings for cakes, biscuits, tarts and other deserts.

Tubers should be harvested when the plant is in bloom, right though Spring and Summer. producing blue to purple flowers that smell strongly of chocolate (sometimes with a hint of vanilla and caramel like notes). If you skip a harvest, the plants will briefly enter dormancy over late Summer and reshoot the following Autumn.

Seed Starting Method Raise seedlings and plant out 
Sowing Depth 2mm
Growing Season Spring or after the last frost
Germination Time 15-28 days at around 8-22c
Hardiness Perennial 
Plant Spacing  30cm
Plant Height 20-50cm 
Planting Position Partial or full sun, moist well manured soil
Days Until Maturity 
Growing tips SMOKE treatment recommended. Consider purchasing a packet of our Smoked Vermiculite Australian Seed Starter.

 

 

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