Chocolate Flower

Description
Botanical Name: 
Berlandiera lyrata

Native to southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. Leaves are medium green and lobed. Blooms are a maroon and dark green center surrounded by yellow petals. They open up in the morning and have a chocolate scent. Deadheading recommended for reblooms. Tolerant of many soil types and drought. Blooms profusely all season long.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Perennials
Name: 
Chocolate Flower
Plant Type: 
Perennial
Flower: 
Maroon and dark green center surronded by yellow ray flowers, chocolate scent, 1" wide
Mature Size: 
1 1/2' x 3'
Water: 
Low
Exposure:: 
Full sun
Spacing: 
1'
Soil Type: 
Clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline; well drained
Planting Time: 
Any season
Comments

Tends to become scraggly, so prune back a few times during the season.