Berlandiera lyrata forms masses of yellow daisies from spring until fall that smell distinctly like dark chocolate.
Like chocolate cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus), this much hardier (to zone 4!) chocolate flower (Berlandiera lyrata) also smells distinctly like dark chocolate. It forms masses of yellow daisies from spring until fall on upright or mounding plants. It is night-blooming with fragrance turning on in the evening, lasting all night, and reaching its strongest scent in mid morning before the petals fall when you're having a lovely breakfast on the patio. Interestingly the stamens are edible and have a chocolate flavour. Pretty green discs are left behind once the petals fall but it is best to deadhead to encourage continuous bloom. Hot, dry, sunny spots.
Common Name: Chocolate Flower/Daisy
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Dry, shallow, rocky soils including sandy loams and limestone soils along roadsides, on mesas and plains, and in grasslands in the south central US.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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