Berlandiera lyrata Mora County Mix

Extra Cold Hardy Chocolate Flower

Exclusive. Chocolate flower perfumes the garden with its rich scent of chocolate. This native wildflower blooms all summer and thrives in the toughest of garden conditions. Our Mora County, New Mexico form is especially cold hardy. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Native
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 12-15" tall , 18-24" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to summer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014474

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Per Plant - 5" Pot
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SKU
HC014474

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12-15" tall x 18-24" wide. Who can resist this fragrant perennial's chocolate scented flowers? Step into the garden on a still morning where Berlandiera has been planted, and you'll marvel at the sweet aroma of chocolate that finds your nose. Our HCG selection of Chocolate Flower was collected at high elevation in Mora County, New Mexico and thrives in bone chilling USDA zone 4 winters. Now, enjoy Chocolate Flower all across the cold areas of the West.
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SKU
HC014474
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Extra Cold Hardy Chocolate Flower
Botanical Name
Berlandiera lyrata Mora County Mix
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
12-15" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Berlandiera (Chocolate Flower)

Growing Berlandiera (Chocolate Flower) - An Old World species used as a small-scale ground cover.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in most any soil including clay with full sun conditions.
  • Mulch with gravel to encourage re-seeding. Otherwise, mulching is not needed.
  • Keep regularly watered for the first growing season to establish the roots. Infrequent but deep watering thereafter. Too much will cause the plant to get floppy.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix/compost blend.

Special comments:

  • Deadhead to prolong blooming. Cut back hard in early to mid-spring to a height of 2 to 3 inches.
  • Plants have a tap root and should not be divided or transplanted once established.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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