Chocolate Daisy (Berlandiera lyrata)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 10-20 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: Germinates in 2-3 weeks at 65-70 degrees F.
Days to germinate: Germinates in 2-3 weeks at 65-70 degrees F.
Depth to plant seed: Barely cover
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2004 Plant Select Winner


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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Jan 10, 2012 6:31 PM

Information from Chocolate Flower Farm seeds:
Golden-yellow flowers with brown/green centers have a delicious chocolate fragrance, especially in the morning. Drought tolerant Southwest native. Attracts butterflies, beneficial insects, and chocolate lovers to your garden. Seed heads are attractive in dried arrangements. Also called Chocolate Daisy and Green Eyes (because centers are green when flowers temporarily droop in afternoon heat.)

Sow outside in spring after average frost when soil temperatures are warm.

Sow inside 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Barely cover the seeds. Germinates in 2-3 weeks at 65-70 degrees. Hardy in zones 5-10.

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Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on Apr 12, 2012 4:23 PM

Easy to grow from seed by winter sowing. The flowers really do have a sweet scent that reminds me exactly of a freshly-opened chocolate easter egg!

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Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Feb 23, 2013 10:21 PM

Smells just like chocolate!

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Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD) on Jun 21, 2020 2:02 PM

The genus name honors Jean-Louis Berlandier, a French-Swiss physician who collected plants in northern Mexico and Texas in the early 1800's. A chocolate odor may be detected when the rays are plucked from the head.

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