An enchanting perennial with 3cm velvet flowers having both the colour and scent of dark-chocolate from late-spring to autumn. A scent that's strongest in the evening, just enough to tempt you to a little post-dinner indulgence! Tuber-forming member of the dahlia family whose foliage dies back over winter.
Chocolate-coloured and scented flowers.
Garden, patio planters and borders.
Warm and sunny. Will benefit from a little shelter to encourage early season growth.
Avoid drying out, remove spent blooms to encourage new flowers. In very cold districts you can lift and store tubes over winter as you would a dahlia. Apply a light dressing of general fertiliser late spring.