General Plant Information (Edit)
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

Common names
  • Chocolate Daisy
  • Chocolate Flower
  • Lyreleaf Greeneyes
  • Green-Eyed Lyre Leaf

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  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Jan 10, 2012 6:31 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on Apr 12, 2012 4:23 PM concerning plant:
    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!
  • Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Feb 23, 2013 10:21 PM concerning plant:
    Smells just like chocolate!
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 21, 2020 2:02 PM concerning plant:
    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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lovesblooms On March 1, 2020 Seeds sown
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MrsBinWY On April 15, 2017 Potted up
MrsBinWY On March 17, 2017 Seeds germinated
11out of 15 showing 3-18-17
MrsBinWY On March 11, 2017 Seeds sown
milk jug, room temp, 15 (all) seeds from janinilulu (Select Seeds)
MrsBinWY On March 11, 2017 Potted up
MrsBinWY On February 13, 2017 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On February 4, 2017 Seeds sown
milk jug, room temp, last 12 seeds from Alplains
GoCart On July 8, 2017 Transplanted
vendor pot to ground
antsinmypants On April 19, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On April 16, 2021 Seeds sown
dnrevel On April 2, 2021 Seeds germinated
Sprouted in WS container.
dnrevel On February 28, 2021 Seeds sown
Winter sowed 2-27-2021
Renee's Garden Seeds, Heirloom
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