Chocolate-Scented Daisy
Berlandiera lyrata
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Aromatic (hardy in zones 5-11)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Moderate
(Chocolate flower; Green eyes) Smells like chocolate! Hard to believe but this plant really does smell like chocolate. Take a whiff of the yellow daisies and your eyebrows will jump. Flowers open over night and by morning the unmistakable aroma is absolutely divine. As the day warms the petals fall off leaving behind maroon disks surrounded in green, which is why the plant is also known as "green eyes". The flower stamens are edible and taste like chocolate. The First Nations people of U.S. Southwest and Mexico where the plant is native burned the roots to alleviate bad nerves and to conjure up courage. For best results grow in groupings so that there are always new flowers coming on. Ht. 30-60cm.
S2075 Seeds $7.25/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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