Chocolate Scent! - An eye-catching climber that grows rapidiatly up to 40' with clusters of rounded leaves and racemes of captivating purple-brown blooms with a spicy fragrance. Perfect for growing on fences, pergolas or by the patio where the scent will pervade. Akebia trifoliataa is a semi-evergreen climber for a semi shade to sunny position in the garden.
Hardy: Zone 5-8
Best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Surface sow in a light position. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 58 degrees. . When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.