Berlandiera lyrata. Perennial, height 18-30".
Pale yellow flowers with a maroon green center. Long summer flowering period. Strong chocolate fragrance, most pronounced in morning. Flwoers fade in afternoon and new blossoms appear next day. A bit rangy, easy to grow and the fragrance is fun for chocolate lovers.
Planting Directions: Start seed indoors 8-10 weeks before planting out. Sow seed in flats and just cover with soil. Lightly moisten soil and secure in plastic bags and refrigerated for 2 weeks. Provide 70-75? thereafter. Outdoors sow seed in early spring, when soil is cool and a light frost is still possible or in late autumn. Just barely cover the seeds. Germination takes 14-36 days. Transplant seedlings after the last frost and space 18-24” apart. Chocolate Flowers like full sun and average soil conditions, and moderate moisture. Deadhead for continuous bloom.