chocolate scented bulbs

Lee Poulsen
Wed, 05 Jul 2006 14:00:29 PDT
Well, there is the famous Cosmos atrosanguineus which has tubers and 
really does smell like a rich dark chocolate. But I have never ever 
been able to get them to come back from winter dormancy whether I keep 
them dry or wet or barely moist over the winter. I have not tried 
bringing them in from outside. Maybe they require warm winters as well 
as warm summers?

Also, it is supposedly the case that all of them in existence in the 
entire world are all the same clone and they are extinct in the wild. 
So no seeds are ever formed.

I also like the Sherry Baby Oncidium orchid's chocolate scent--very 
close to the real thing. But I don't think Oncidiums count as bulbs. 
(In fact, how do they decide which orchids do count as bulbs, like 
Pleiones and Bletillas, and which don't?)

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a

On Jul 5, 2006, at 1:26 PM, Sheri Ann Richerson wrote:

> The post on the gladiolus with the chocolate scent makes me want to 
> enquire
> if there are other bulbs that have chocolate scented foliage or 
> flowers.
> Does anyone know of any or is anyone growing some?
> Thanks,
> Sheri

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