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ARTHROPODIUM strictum  - Chocolate Lily | Image by NearEMPTiness ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)


Chocolate Lily 
Threatened Flora of Tasmania

SKU: E 224
Stock: In Stock

Family: Asparagaceae
Characteristics: Clumping herbaceous perennial 80cm
Flowering season: September to December

Seed per packet: Approx. 30
Seed per gram: Approx. 300

$6.50 AUD Excl. GST

Arthropodium strictum, commonly referred to as the Chocolate Lily is a tufted plant that forms tuberous roots 80cm tall. Blue-violet flowers with a strong chocolate fragrance occur on flower spikes 1.2m high mostly from August to January.

Not widely cultivated it looks great when mass planted.
Useful in rockeries, or sown as informal drifts under taller shrubs, and in native landscapes. Self-sow readily.

The underground tubers were eaten by indigenous people. The flowers are also edible and can be used in salads.

Grow naturally in the grassland, woodland and forest of South Australia, Victoria extending into New South Wales and Tasmania

Conservation: Threatened Flora in Tasmania

Please Note: Although many of the traditional Bush Food and Medicine plants are now commercially produced in various forms we recommend you re-search these before using them as any form of food or medicines. Some parts of the plant may not be edible or some may need to be prepared before they are safe to eat or use in any way. We do our best to describe their traditional & modern uses. It is the purchaser's responsibility to ensure they are fit for their intended use.

Useful links:
Botanic Gardens of South Australia

Pre-treatment: Smoke is recommended. Get smoke treatments here.
Sow seed from spring to late Summer 5mm deep and keep moist.
If sowing in containers transplant when large enough to handle.
Germination should start to occur in around 4 weeks.

Please note:
These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination

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