The beautiful and rare high altitude dwarf relative of Melianthus Major. Produces magnificent silver grey fingered leaves smelling of baked hazelnuts. Very fragrant.
Flowers are a stunning maroon colour with unusual chocolate bracts with rich green stamen and eye catching large pale green inflated fruit that will be a novelty for adults and children alike when it comes to the allure of 'popping' them.
They should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 15 and 20 degrees C. Germination usually occurs within 4 to 6 weeks although some seeds may take much longer.