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Flower is an open star shape with a distinctive chocolate smell. Remove spent flowers to encourage more to develop. Very dark reddish black.
has needs similar to most perennials in your gardens,full sun, regular moisture but good drainage and good garden soil. Amend the garden bed with well prepared Compost worked into the soil. We have not seen any pest or disease on the plants in our garden. At the end of flowering as winter takes hold you can prune the plant hard once it has died back to the tuber. When new growth appears a dressing of fertilizer makes for a good start into growth and flower.