Chocolate Flower

Berlandiera lyrata

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Upper semi-arid elevations of the Southwest United States
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 1′ tall x 2′ wide
Sun: Full to partial, protect from afternoon summer sun
Watering: Infrequent but regular
Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
Soil: Tolerant
Temperature: Tolerant, but may be susceptible to extreme heat in summer. Hardy to 10 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Great nectar plant for butterflies and bees
Notes: Biennial in Phoenix. Strong chocolate-like smell


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