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.
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.