Valentine’s Day tends to be all about flowers and chocolate. Oh, and love of course, that features too. In the main the flowers tend to be roses, which are also chocolates and many of us love both flowers and chocolates. So, really Valentine’s Day is all about loving chocolates! That makes it a day that everyone can enjoy, whether or not they have a partner in life.
A simple online search will take you to sites where intricate flower designs are created from chocolate. Some too clever and pretty to eat. But then again …
There are also a number of plants that either look like or smell like chocolate. So, they can delight both the eye and/or the nose without any calorific revenge.
So what are these chocolaty flowers?
Cosmos Choca Mocha
This compact Cosmos packs a powerful scent of chocolate. Flowering, and therefore smelling of chocolate, from July to October you’ll find the butterflies and bees will love it too.
Berlandiera Chocolate Daisy
Another chocolate scented lovely this daisy-like flower will bloom until the first frosts.
Lonicera Chic and Choc
A compact honeysuckle perfect for trailing down over a pot or for growing up a small trellis. No chocolate perfume I’m afraid but it makes up for it with the normal deliciously sweet honey scent. The flowers are a pretty pink/white, maturing to apricot gold.
Geranium F1 Mint Choc
The leaves of this early flowering Geranium are chocolate coloured edged with mint green, hence the name. And let’s not forget the pretty pale and darker pink flowers. Perfect for pot on a sunny patio.
Begonia Non-Stop Mocca Mixed
Vibrant colours and lovely dark chocolate re coloured foliage.
And if none of the above appeal then how about roses? I understand that they grow on you.