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March 2008

Chocolate plants
Fifth anniversary issue

seed packet
Photo by Gina Lozier - seed packet by Renee's Garden Seeds

Chocolate comes in all forms, including plants. Find out which ones are in fact delicious and which ones will simply make your garden look delicious.

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March 2008

Quick links
Here is a plant list as well as live links for sites mentioned in the March 2008 .pdf format:

Chocolate Flower Farm, Langley, Wash. (see photos of chocolate corn and other chocolate plants)

Great Plant Picks, Seattle

Log House Plants, Cottage Grove, Ore.

Mint Hot Chocolate (recipe)

For more edible flower information, see Yummy Northwest, May 2003.

For more garden information, see Yummy Northwest, February 2007.

 

Chocolate plants

Botanical name

Edible?

Type

Akebia quinata (Chocolate Vine)

No

Semi-evergreen

Calendula species (Milk Chocolate Calendula)

Yes

Annual

Corn 'Mayes Double Red' (Chocolate Corn)

Yes

Annual

Cosmos atrosanguineus (Chocolate Cosmos)

No

Perennial

Dahlia 'Chocolate Sundae' (Chocolate Sundae Dahlia)

No

Perennial

Delphinium 'Chocolate' (Chocolate Delphinium)

No

Perennial

Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' (Milk Chocolate Foxglove)

No (toxic)

Perennial

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' (Eupatorium Chocolate)

No

Perennial

Fritillaria camschatcensis (Native Chocolate Lily)

Yes (tuber only)

Perennial

Mentha piperita species (Chocolate Mint)

Yes

Perennial

Nasturtium 'Black Velvet' (Chocolate Nasturtium)

Yes

Annual

Tomato 'Cherry Chocolate' (Chocolate Cherry Tomato)

Yes

Annual

Viola x williamsii 'Velour Frosted Chocolate' (Frosted Chocolate Viola)

Yes

Perennial

Warning: Don't eat flowers from the florist or ones that have been sprayed with pesticides. Watch for allergic reactions. Eat only the petals of a flower, unless you know for sure other parts are edible.

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