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chocolate drop seeds

They prefer a sunny position and will attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden.

Penstemon Whippleanus Chocolate Drop

Penstemon whippleanus Latin name

Beard Tongue Common name

A really striking perennial with dark purple to deepest burgundy flowers and a pinstriped cream coloured throat. The very occasional white flower will appear but worth keeping in itself. Both sinister and appealing. 2′.

How to Grow Penstemon from Seed

Penstemons are fabulous late-flowering border plants. Long-flowering, easy to grow and, unless the winter is particularly harsh, they grow back again the following year and flower again.

They prefer a sunny position and will attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden.

For best results, sow seeds onto a good soil-based compost. Between February and April, or during September. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. Germination is variable but most commonly around 21 days, it can be quicker if kept at 15 to 20C. Spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth.

Transplant seedlings into 3 inch pots when they are large enough to comfortably handle. Spring sown seed will make good plants for overwintering and may even flower lightly. Autumn sown plants, when pricked out, will need glass or fleece protection in the first year. Do not overwater and try to provide good levels of light.

Chocolate drop seeds

We have selected our most popular and personal favorite chocolate plants and have combined them into 5 unique seed kits. Each kit contains seeds for six beautiful plants to please any gardener. (see descriptions below)

Chocolate drop seeds

Now is the time to buy seeds!

To respond to numerous requests from our customers, we now offer seeds in individual packets from many of the plants that we grow right here on the farm. We begin packaging them in the Fall and many will be in limited quantity and some are from the rarest plants that we grow, so first come, first serve. (Planting instructions included).
Click here to go to the seed page

We have selected our most popular and personal favorite chocolate plants and have combined them into 5 unique seed kits. Each kit contains seeds for six beautiful plants to please any gardener. (see descriptions below)

Click on the seed kit name below to go to the order page and more info.

AN EDIBLE CHOCOLATE GARDEN SEED KIT: Infuse your vegetable patch with a little chocolate! Our newest seed kit includes seeds for Chocolate Corn, Chocolate Cherry Tomato, Chocolate Mini Bell Pepper, Frosted Chocolate Viola, Chocolate Nasturtium and Milk Chocolate Calendula. Yum!

CHOCOLATE GARDEN FAVORITES SEED KIT: Our most popular seed kit combines the six most favorite chocolate plants from our annual and perennial kits into one to create our Favorite Chocolate Garden. The kit includes Chocolate Sunflower, Chocolate Viola, Chocolate Daisy, Chocolate Hollyhock, Chocolate Sweet William (‘Sooty) and Chocolate Pincushion Flower.

A KID’S CHOCOLATE GARDEN SEED KIT : Featuring seeds that are easy to grow, safe, fun, a bit silly and engaging. All are annuals and include the darkest flowering forms of Nasturtium, Sunflower, Chocolate Orange Rudbeckia, Pincushion Flower, Snapdragon and a charming Chocolate Viola.

ANNUAL CHOCOLATE GARDEN SEED KIT: Featuring the same easy to grow annual seeds as the Kid’s Chocolate Garden but packaged with chocolate mint tea or a chocolate votive.

Nasturtium ‘Black Velvet’
(flowers are edible. taste spicy)
Chocolate Sunflower
(Very tall – great cut flower)
Snapdragon ‘Black Prince’ (squeeze the sides of the flower to make it “talk” fun for kids of all ages!)
Pincushion Flower ‘Ace of Spades’ (Scabiosa)Great cut flower. Viola ‘Velour Frosted Chocolate’
(charming & edible! Decorate the top of cupcakes after frosting. )
Salpiglossis Royal Chocolate Painted Tongue (funny name – stinky flower – perfect for kids!)
Columbine (Aquilegia viridiflora ‘Chocolate Soldier’) Chocolate Daisy or Chocolate Flower (Berlandiera lyrata) smells the most like chocolate of all “chocolate” plants Sweet William
(Dianthus barbatus nigrescens ‘Sooty’)
Penstemon ‘Chocolate Drop’ Chocolate Foxglove
(Digitalis parviflora ‘Milk Chocolate’) A sun loving perennial

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