Annuals Perennials

These Plants Look or Smell Like Chocolate


Chocolate lovers rejoice.  You can have the look and smell of chocolate in your garden.  Chocolate plants add a darker hue with delectable shades of black, brown, dark purple and burgundy.  Some even have a cocoa scent like Chocolate Daisy (Berlandiera lyrata), which smells divine. Plant this in full sun where you will enjoy the smell.


Heuchera ‘Chocolate Ruffles’ / Terra Nova Nurseries

And best of all, these chocolate garden treats have no calories.

Chocolate Cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus) –purple-brown flowers with dark-chocolate scent. Full sun.

Heuchera ‘Chocolate Ruffles’ – chocolate brown leaves with burgundy undersides and incredible ruffling. Full sun to part shade.

‘Sooty’ Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus nigrescens) – deep maroon flowers, 2 feet tall. Full sun to partial shade.

‘Ace of Spades’ Pincushion (Scabiosa atropurpurea) – dark burgundy flowers on 36” stems. Full sun.

Chocolate Mint (Mentha piperita cv. ‘Chocolate’) – the smell and taste of a chocolate peppermint patty.  Great with tea.  Can be invasive. Plant in pots in the ground or in containers. Full sun.

Sedum ‘Chocolate Drop’ – scalloped, dark-chocolate brown leaves and soft rose-colored flowers. Full sun.

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