You'll be searching for a chocolate bar after catching a whiff of chocolate flower. A fragrant North American native perennial, chocolate flower blooms with gusto nearly year-round in warm climates and from May to October cool-climate regions. Its small daisy-shape flowers exude a fresh-baked-brownie fragrance. At home in meadows, wildflower gardens, and beds and borders, chocolate flower grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. It prefers slightly dry soil and will flop over if the soil is too moist or rich with nutrients.
Note: While chocolate flower is hardy, gardeners in the Midwest, Northeast, or Northwest may have trouble overwintering this plant if it stays too moist and rots.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- To 2 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- To 2 feet wide
- Flower Color:
- Bloom Time:
- Spring, Summer, Fall
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Fragrant,Drought Tolerant
Another multi-month bloomer, poppy mallow goes head-to-head with chocolate flower in the bloom department.Penstemon
Penstemon adds upright accents to low-growing chocolate flower. Both perennials thrive in lean soil conditions.Little bluestem
Create an easy-care meadow by pairing chocolate flower with little bluestem.Lavender
Combine two fantastic scents by growing heat- and drought-resistant lavender with chocolate flower.
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