Alphabetical Plant Listing

Berlandiera lyrata (Chocolate Daisy)

Chocolate Daisy, Chocolate Flower, Lyreleaf Greeneyes, Green-eyed Lyre Leaf


Smelling like chocolate, Berlandiera lyrata (Chocolate Daisy) is a showy perennial wildflower boasting daisy-like flower heads, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with yellow rays surrounding a dramatic maroon central disk and green cup-like bracts. Blooming over an incredibly long season extending from late spring to fall (year round in warm weather), the flowers provide continuous color in the garden and fill the air with their wonderful scent of cocoa. Borne atop leafless stalks, they open in the morning and droop in the heat of the day. Rich of nectar, the flowers attract many pollinators. They give way to cup-like seedheads which are also attractive. The flowers are edible and can be used for seasoning. Chocolate Daisy forms a velvety mound of coarse, gray-green scalloped leaves, each segment resembling a lyre. Native to the Southwestern United States and Mexico, Berlandiera lyrata is easy to grow, tough, heat and drought tolerant and requires little care. A desirable little plant to be used in rock gardens, borders or along walkways where its chocolate scent can be enjoyed.

  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall and wide (30-60 cm). Reseeds where happy.
  • Thrives in full sun, in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Prefers sandy soils and tolerates light shade. In rich soil with extra water, the plant will produce more flowers but may flop over.
  • Easy-care plant with no serious pest or disease issues. Susceptible to root rot in poorly drained soils.
  • A wonderful addition to the garden, this enthusiastic bloomer is well suited to beds and borders, rock gardens, prairies and meadows.
  • Deadhead to promote more blooms.
  • Easy to grow from seed. Seeds germinate well outdoors in spring through fall.
  • Native to Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico.

Buy Berlandiera lyrata (Chocolate Daisy)

Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 10
Climate Zones 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Kansas, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

Buy Plants


c) Gerhard Bock, SucculentsandMore.com

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 10
Climate Zones 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Kansas, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

Plant Calculator

How many Berlandiera lyrata (Chocolate Daisy) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Berlandiera lyrata (Chocolate Daisy)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.