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Chocolate Flower, Chocolate Daisy
Scientific Name: Berlandiera lyrata Benth
Synonym:
Family: Asteraceae
Chocolate Flower, Chocolate Daisy (Berlandiera  lyrata) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C)

Heat Tolerance: Needs some afternoon shade in the low deserts

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southwestern USA, Texas, northwestern Mexico, at 4000 to 5000 feet elevation (1200-1500 m)

Growth Habits: Perennial, 5 to 20 inches tall (12.5cm to 50 cm), up to 2 feet spread (60 cm); medium green leaves

Watering Needs: Moderate water in summer, do not overwater. Little water in winter

Propagation: Seeds, tip cuttings, division


The Chocolate Daisy attracts butterflies.

Chocolate Flower, Chocolate Daisy (Berlandiera  lyrata)

Blooming Habits:
The yellow and maroon daisy-like flowers come in late summer and have a faint smell of chocolate. They close in the afternoon. Deadhead to extend the blooming season.

Fruiting Habits:

References:
Botanica : The Illustrated A-Z of over 10,000 Garden Plants


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