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Try These Chocolate Plants in the Flower Garden

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There are fragrant flowers, and there are edible flowers, but what about flowers that smell like something everyone loves to eat? If the notion of chocolate scented flowers surprises you or causes doubt, it shouldn’t: after all, what is chocolate but the product of a tropical plant? No perfumer can replicate the exact fragrance profile of chocolate the way nature can, so consider planting one or more of these chocolate-scented flowering plants in your garden.

Carolina Allspice

Photo © flickr user Dendroica Cerulea
  • Type: Shrub
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Height: 6-10 feet
  • Bloom Time: Spring and summer
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Exposure: Full to partial sun

Columbine ‘Chocolate Soldier’

Photo © Streambank Gardens, www.streambankgardens.com
  • Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Zone: 3 to 8
  • Height: 12 inches
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Color: Deepest maroon, almost black
  • Exposure: Partial sun

Chocolate Daisy

Photo © Quinn Dombrow
  • Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Zone: 4-10
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Bloom Time: Spring through fall
  • Color: Yellow
  • Exposure: Full Sun

Chocolate Vine

Photo © Dan Huntington
  • Type: Perennial vine
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Height: 20-40 feet
  • Bloom Time: Early spring
  • Color: Purple, rose, or white
  • Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Cosmos ‘Chocolate’

Photo © Amanda Slater
  • Type: Tender perennial
  • Zone: 7-9
  • Height: 2-3 feet
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Color: Dark brown
  • Exposure: Full sun

Oncidium Orchid ‘Sharry Baby’

Photo © Mat Honan
  • Type: Tropical houseplant
  • Zone: 11
  • Height: 2 feet
  • Bloom Time: Fall
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Exposure: Indirect light
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