Chocolate Flower, also called Chocolate Daisy, has a delicious chocolate fragrance, especially in the morning or late afternoon. Plant in groups along a walkway or patio to surprise and tantalize visitors! This heirloom, native to dry parts of the southwestern U.S., is very hardy. Plants thrive and bloom continually through the summer with little care. Grows best in well-drained, average- to poor-quality, dry soil.
Botanical Name: Berlandiera lyrata
Native: N. Central U.S. to SW U.S.
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 4-10
Plant Dimensions: 10″–20″ tall
Variety Information: 1½”–2″ composite flowers with yellow petals and a maroon center. Underside of petals striped with maroon.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 7–30 days
Seed Depth: Surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 16″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 16″