Chocolate flower

Berlandiera lyrata

Chocolate flower | Berlandiera lyrata | Plant Select
Chocolate flower is an ever-blooming native wildflower from the Southwest. It produces a continuous succession of dark-eyed, yellow daisies over a compact rosette of foliage. The flowers exude a rich chocolate aroma in the morning hours. Can reseed. Perennial. Xeriscape.

Tips from the pros: Needs good drainage. Best with minimal water once established. Avoid planting in soils that are highly amended with organic materials. Cut back in July to keep plants from sprawling and to encourage longer blooming.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 12-20 inches
Width 12-20 inches
Flowering Season June to frost
Flower Color Yellow
Sun Sun
Water Needs Dry to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9
Soil Type Well-drained clay or sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2004
Annual Commercial Maintenance Hand trim back dead stems in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance and allow to go to seed. Thin out any undesireable seedlings.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft