Chocolate Kniphofia

David Fenwick Snr.
Thu, 06 Jul 2006 11:23:41 PDT

>>>>>>I have been trying to grow Cosmos atrosanguineus with no luck. I 
>>>>>>either get
them dormant and they don't grow or they simply die off. I am in Indiana -
zone 5/6.

You could try Kniphofia brachystachya, a high altitude poker from Lesotho, 
it has a lovely chocolate / vanilla smell and could prove hardy. However 
here I've found it a good container plant, and easier to keep alive as such. 
It's only a small alpine, dark brown flowered poker so there's no chance of 
it taking over.

A good plant to look out for, and the smell is great.

Best Wishes,

David Fenwick Snr.
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