|Chocolate cosmos- the flowers really smell like chocolate!|
The Daily DuBrule
Did you get chocolate for Valentine's Day? How about chocolate plants? What?!? I am talking about plants that either smell like chocolate or have flowers or leaves that are the color of chocolate or have chocolate in their variety name. I am not the only one to think about this concept.
Check out this link: http://www.chocolateflowerfarm.com/
The Chocolate Flower Farm on the west coast is a nursery devoted entirely to this concept! Think about it. Among some of the plants that they carry that I also sell are 'Hot Cocoa' rose, Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate', Lysimachia congestiflora 'Persian Chocolate', and Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing'. In the spirit of this idea, I also thought about Heuchera 'Mocha' and the many "chocolate" bell peppers we sell as seedlings in May. What a fun idea to ponder!
|Albizia 'Summer Chocolate' growing at Wave Hill|
|Look at what these chocolate foliage plants do for the garden!|