BERLANDIERA

FAMILY: Asteraceae

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Varies by Species
WATER
  • Varies by Species
PLANTING ZONES
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8

Plant Details

Tough and undemanding, these plants decorate the meadows of their native South- west with cheerful yellow daisies. They're also easy to grow out- side their native range, thriving in most soils as long as they have good drainage. Sow seed in fall; or set out small plants in spring.

chocolate daisy, chocolate flower

TEXAS GREENEYES

berlandiera betonicifolia(Berlandiera texana)

  • Zones US, MS, LS, CS, TS; USDA 6-11.
  • Named for the green center of its yellow blossoms.
  • Grows 14 feet tall; blooms profusely in spring, then again in summer and autumn.
  • Gets by on moderate water but responds well to regular watering and fertilizing.
  • Full sun or dappled shade.

berlandiera lyrata

  • Zones LS, CS, TS; USDA 8-11.
  • The luscious fragrance of chocolate permeates the morning air wherever this daisy blooms.
  • Rounded, some- what coarse-foliaged plant reaches 13 feet high and wide.
  • Blooms in spring and summer, sometimes into fall, bearing light yellow daisies with a maroon- and-green center.
  • Native Americans used the flower heads to flavor foods.
  • Butterflies can't resist the blossoms, which dry well for use in winter bouquets.
  • Give moderate water; plant in full sun.

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