An easy-to -grow native wild flower with darling yellow blooms that smell of hot cocoa, especially strong in the early morning hours. The stamens of the flower are edible and taste faintly of chocolate! Various medicinal uses of this plant have been documented among Native American communities. This clumping perennial will reach 1-1.5 feet tall, and the plant will slowly grow year after year. A popular border plant best planted en masse. Hardy from USDA zones 2-10. Highly attractive to beneficial insects.
- 8-10 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 10-25 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-75 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: Surface Sow
- Plant Spacing: 10-14"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Berlandiera lyrata
Growing Tips: Thrives in poor soil that is well drained. Drought tolerant once established. Sow in fall (mild climates) or spring where winters are severe. Grow in full sun.