Plants for the Southwest
Chocolate Daisies don't look like chocolate but they smell like chocolate! These cheerful native perennial wildflowers provide a continuous show of deliciously fragrant butter yellow blooms, each about the size of a quarter. Chocolate Daisies are loved by pollinators and will bloom continuously all season. Hardy to zone 4.
*Please Note* Because our seeds are harvested by hand, without the use of machines, a small amount of plant matter may be present in the seed packets.
In spring, after all danger of frost, sow in a sunny garden spot with excellent drainage. Sow 3 to 6 inches apart and cover lightly. Keep moist but not soggy while awaiting germination. When seedlings are well established, thin to 6 inches apart so plants have room to mature.
Chocolate Daisies are native to mesas and plains of the desert southwest. They thrive in average soil but require good drainage. If soil is heavy clay, amend soil with organic matter to improve drainage prior to sowing. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage reblooming. Plants will die back to the ground in the winter but will return in the spring.
Originally founded as a landscaping project to create habitat for hummingbirds, Dry Heat Gardens is a small gardening company providing plants and seeds for Southwest gardens. Everything is grown on our property and harvested by hand. To protect our hummingbirds and all of our backyard friends, we never use pesticides or herbicides of any kind.
Our home garden is located in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Every day begins with watering, weeding, pruning, seed collecting and product photography. Every seed and plant that we sell has proven itself to thrive in our hot and dry desert conditions. We never resell plants or seeds from 3rd party suppliers.
We carry flowering trees such as the Desert Willow and Bird of Paradise; both annual and perennial flowers such as Cosmos, Zinnias, Marigolds, Hollyhocks and Bearded Irises.
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Plants & seeds grown with love in our home garden.
Head of Cultivation
I am DeAnna Vincent, professional photographer and lifetime gardener. In 2017, my husband Johnpaul and I purchased five acres of property in Los Lunas, New Mexico and I immediately set about creating a backyard sanctuary to attract hummingbirds. My project was very successful and not only did I create a wonderful habitat for hummingbirds but I also had a yard full of beautiful plants producing copious quantities of seeds. The abundance of seeds became the inspiration for starting a gardening company and Dry Heat Gardens was born!