Rare, but an easy to grow hardy perennial from South Africa, Glumicalyx Goseloides forms a clump of rubbery evergreen rosettes. From early spring to first frost, nodding stems rise to 12" & produce a continuing bloom of white bells that open to orange/red & that smell like chocolate. They grow in light shade. in rich, well-drained soil, but don’t let them go completely dry. I did them in a pot so that they can be more easily seen & smelled. I paired them with a lemon Scented Geranium for a chocolate/lemon sniffing soufflé & gave them a neighbor of a Pineapple Sage for olfactory overload.
The new plant is center in this photograph
The view of the back garden & the Boys' Fort from the backroom window
In stark contrast, this is the original Boys' Fort, summer 2007