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
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.
- 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.