Pretty new Chocolate Daisy Flower Overview of Chocolate Daisy Chocolate Daisy just starting to bloom in April
Chocolate Flower, Berlandiera lyrata. Chocolate Flower, Berlandiera lyrata. Flowering Photos Taken Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Also called:  Chocolate Daisy, Greeneyes, Lyre - Leaf Greeneyes, and Brooch Flower.

   

Common Name Chocolate Daisy, Chocolate Scented Daisy, Chocolate Flower, Lyreleaf Greeneyes
Latin Name Berlandiera lyrata
Family / Origin Asteraceae /
Sunset zone / USDA zone 1- 13 / 8 -10
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat Southwest, 4,000 to 5,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Partial shade
Water Once per month
Height X Width 2 feet X 1 foot
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen, aromatic
Flowers Slight fragrance of chocolate, spring through late summer yellow flowers
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Deadhead plant in winter
Propagation

Seed - sow March/April in a greenhouse[200]. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. In areas where the plant is towards the limits of its hardiness, it is best to grow the plants on in a greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood succeed at almost any time in the growing season[200].

Pests and Diseases None
Landscape Uses Rock garden, borders, low maintenance, foliage scent, parkways, specimen, cut flowers, pots
Garden Suitability Songbird, Thornless, Fragrance
Nature Value Attracts songbirds
Native American Uses None
Links  
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Berlandiera_lyrata.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1605/
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Berlandieria_lyrata.html
    Images and data  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlandiera_lyrata
    Images and data  http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BELY
    Images and data  http://www.mswn.com/Plant%20Info%20Sheets/Berlandiera%20lyrata.pdf
    Images and data  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlandiera_lyrata
    Images and data  http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Berlandieria_lyrata.html
    Images and data  http://www.wnmu.edu/academic/nspages2/gilaflora/berlandiera_lyrata.html
    Images and data  http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=2822
    Images and data  http://www.delange.org/ChocolateFlower/ChocolateFlower.htm
    Images and data  http://www.chocolateflowerfarm.com/inc/sdetail/350
    Images and data  http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/detail.php?id=ASDM07849&sp=Berlandiera%20lyrata
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BELY
    Nursery http://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/berlyrata.htm
    Nursery  http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/25390/
    Nursery  Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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