Chocolate Lily

Arthropodium strictum Open Pollinated

  • Grassy perennial to 50cm
  • Chocolate scented flowers
  • Edible flowers and tubers

Standard seed packet, 15 seeds

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'Chocolate Lily' seeds

Arthropodium strictum

Synonyms: Dichopogon strictus

  • Grassy perennial to 50cm
  • Chocolate scented flowers
  • Edible flowers and tubers

Grassy perennial growing to 50cm tall with narrow, flat leaves and deep mauve to pink six-petalled flowers with prominent purple anthers arranged along an upright flower stalk. The flowers are chocolate scented, sometimes with a hint of vanilla, attract bees and other pollinators and bloom from September to January.

Suitable to grow in pots or rockeries, to fill gaps in garden beds or to mass plant. Indigenous people ate the tubers that grow at the end of the roots. The tubers grow up to 5cm long and can be harvested when the plant is in flower, and have been eaten raw or cooked.

Native to grassland and woodlands in all states except the Northern Territory. Also known as 'Nodding Chocolate Lily' and 'Gitjawil matom' (Dja Dja Wurrung).

Note: Seeds of many native plants are dormant and will not germinate until ideal environmental conditions are met. Follow instructions for pre-treatment and sowing, and be patient; some wild harvested seeds can take much longer to germinate than expected.

Seeds per gram: 900
Product code: I1-01

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 3mm
Season Spring, summer and autumn
Germination 22-35 days @ 15-18°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 30cm
Plant Height 50cm
Position Full or part sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 200-365 days

How To Grow



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