Chocolate Lily Plants, Plant Profile and Growing notes
Chocolate Lily (Dichopogon strictus. syn Arthropodium strictum), is a ‘bush food from tasmania. This plant smells like chocolate when in flower and is worth growing for that alone. The small tuberous roots are said to have been used as a bush food. Best grown in full sun in a humus rich well drained soil these fascinating plants can be grown from seed (for the very patient gardener) or from divisions.
The pretty purple flowers in mid summer to autumn are attractive, and the strappy grass like foliage make it well suited to growing in the rock garden or in a container, however it is the distinct chocolate fragrance that gives the Chocolate Lily its name, the flower stems are tall, reaching nearly 1m.
Fritillaria camschatcensis is also referred to as the ‘Chocolate Lily’ they are not related and not to be confused. Arthropodium milleflorum is the ‘Vanilla Lily’
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