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Chocolate Flower

Berlandiera lyrata

Mature Height*: 

1-1.5 ft

Mature Width*: 

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone Range:

4 to 10

Hardy to: 


Water Requirements: 

Moderate Water

Shade Requirements:

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Native to:

Grasslands of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico

This unique perennial will brighten your summer morning with bright yellow, maroon centered flowers that give off the unmistakable scent of their namesake, chocolate. This native of southeastern Arizona, northern Mexico and Texas is a favorite of butterflies and other pollinators. It will tolerate temperatures as low as -30°F, often freezing to the ground and coming back bigger and fuller next season. Allow spent flowers to ripen, and this tenacious beauty will reseed with offspring that sprout the following spring.

*Height and width estimated for growth in the Tucson, AZ area. True sizes may vary.

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