Chocolate Flower Seeds

Heirloom, Native

3.1666666666667 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: Out of Stock
Chocolate Flower, also called Chocolate Daisy, has a delicious chocolate fragrance, especially in the morning or late afternoon. Plant in groups along a walkway or patio to surprise and tantalize visitors! This heirloom, native to dry parts of the southwestern U.S., is very hardy. Plants thrive and bloom continually through the summer with little care. Grows best in well-drained, average- to poor-quality, dry soil.
$3.89 150 mg

Botanical Name: Berlandiera lyrata

Family: Asteraceae

Native: N. Central U.S. to SW U.S.

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 4-10

Plant Dimensions: 10"–20" tall

Variety Information: 1½"–2" composite flowers with yellow petals and a maroon center. Underside of petals striped with maroon.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7–30 days

Seed Depth: Surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 16"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 16"

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Chocolate Flower Seeds Reviews

6 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Jul 24, 2018
This happy little flower just keeps on blooming with absolutely no watering. Not only that, but the old flower heads look interesting on the plant. Definitely one of my favorites!
Antje Douglas from CO

Excited but no germination

2 out of 5 stars Jul 17, 2020
I was really looking forward to the delicious scent of chocolate to float through my garden, but after planting the entire packet in several different locations, I had no germination. Perhaps the birds got to the seeds as they are on the surface, but I was disappointed. Maybe I'll try another packet in case it was user error.
Melissa Barcroft from MT
Owner Response: Hi Melissa, We are sorry that these did not germinate well for you. A customer service agent will be with you shortly to help.

Best chocolate scented bloom of all

5 out of 5 stars Aug 31, 2020
These are super easy from seed, and smell amazing! Even after being cut they still smell. Bloom after bloom makes these a must have:)
Luanna Quesnot from MI

Zero Germination

1 out of 5 stars Oct 3, 2020
I'm disappointed because I believe I might have received a bad batch because I didn't have any luck with these, no germination. I also dislike the price I paid for bad seeds.
Victoria from CA
Owner Response: Hi Victoria, We are sorry these seeds didn't germinate for you. Light aids germination with these seeds so it is very important that the seeds are sown on the soil surface, which also means more frequent waterings to make sure seeds are kept consistently moist. Rest assured that seed lots are tested frequently and before packing to ensure their germination rate exceeds industry and our own standards. We are always here to help troubleshoot germination issues. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help.

Did not grow

1 out of 5 stars Nov 2, 2020
Sadly, these did not grow for me. I planted them according to the instructions, during the appropriate season, but they did not emerge. Hopefully, you have better luck.
Jennifer from TX
Owner Response: Hi Jennifer, We are sorry these didn't germinate for you. Because chocolate flower seeds must be surface sown for light exposure they are more susceptible to drying out, especially in a warm climate like yours (TX). Unlike established plants, seeds don't have the ability to adapt to dry conditions, so it is essential to keep seeds consistently moist while they are germinating which in TX can mean watering several times a day. We are always available to help, so please don't hesitate to contact us. Rest assured that our seeds are tested frequently to ensure our germination rates exceed federal and our own standards. A customer service agent will contact you soon to help.

Chocolate flower

5 out of 5 stars May 7, 2021
As a perennial a little slow to start however mine was flowering within 4 months from seed beautiful cheery flowers and nice scent!
Dori from TX

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