Soil: Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Bloom Color: Orange-red and yellow
Bloom Season: June – October
Suggested Uses: Blanket Flowers are a garden favorite! This plant has extremely showy flowers with a very long flowering season. Individual plants are short-lived perennials, but will reseed and provide beautiful plants for years. They do very well in dry, sandy and gravelly soils. Grows well under evergreens.
Native Range: Primarily native to the West and the Southwest, this plant’s range includes scattered areas throughout the Great Lakes and the Northeast. Native to northwestern Minnesota and Dakota County.
Pollinators: Attractive to butterflies. These are an important, high-value nectar source for adult monarch butterflies. Provides nectar and pollen to native bees. The long flowering season of this plant means this plant provides a steady source of food to the pollinators in your garden all summer long. The seeds are a source of food for birds!
Flowers: Composite, daisy-like, 1.5-3″ in diameter. Ray flowers are yellow around the circumference and red near the disk flowers. Disk flowers are red or green.
Leaves: Most leaves are basal, longer than they are wide.
More information: USDA plant profile