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Chocolate Flowers Quiz


February is the month that chocolate is on the minds of many with Valentine’s Day.  Did you know you could have a chocolate theme garden, not of course with plants of chocolate but plants with chocolate names?  See if you can match the plant with its description, answers follow below.


1. Eupatorium rugosum ‘Chocolate’ (White Snakeroot)

a. shiny purple stems, attractive chocolate leaves, 3-5ft tall, white flowers midsummer

2. Akebia quinata (Chocolate vine)

b. spikes to 2-3ft high densely covered with small dark tubular flowers, dark green foliage

3. Berlanderia lyrata (Chocolate flower)

c. leaves with rounded divisions, hanging clusters of purple flowers, chocolate scent

4. Carex comans ‘Milk Chocolate’

d. silvery green leaves, yellow daisy flower with chocolate scent in early morning

5. Cosmos atrosanguineus (Chocolate Cosmos)

e. compact, dark velvety petals with yellow centers, from non-hardy tubers

6. Dahlia ‘Chocolate Sundae’

f. dark maroon flowers with a faint chocolate scent, wiry stems with finely cut foliage to 3ft tall

7. Heuchera ‘Chocolate Ruffles’

g. small dark flowers on stems above foliage in late spring, upright habit

8. Digitalis parviflora (Milk Chocolate foxglove)

h. the chocolate mint aroma to leaves on this spreading plant is unmistakable

9. Geranium phaeum ‘Chocolate Chip’

i. evergreen low mounded grass, long think blades chocolate brown with pink tints

10. Mentha piperita ‘Chocolate’

j. low evergreen foliage perennial with dark leaves, ruffled edges






1. a
2. c
3. d
4. I
5. f
6. e
7. j
8. b
9. g
10. h


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