Blanket Flower is a clump forming native perennial flower that is commonly found growing in the drier areas of grasslands, meadows, prairies, and mountain foothills in the northwest United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height up to 2' tall and features clasping, lance shaped grayish green leaves, and bold 3" reddish-orange daisy-like flowers that are golden yellow on the tips. This cheerful beauty attracts bees and butterflies, is great as a cut flower, is drought tolerant, deer resistant, and self sows!
Species: Gaillardia aristata
Cultivar: Blanket Flower
Grown as: Perennial
Native to: Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Northwest Territorie, Oregon, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Yukon.
Introduced into: Assam, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil South, Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Krym, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, New York, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.
Maturity (Blooms): May to September
Light: Full Sun
Water: Low. Water seedlings until they become established. Mature plants tolerate some drought, though they flourish with occasional watering.
Soil Moisture: Dry to medium. Lightly moist
Suitability: Drought tolerant
Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Butterflies, and is Deer Resistant.
Containers?" Yes. Perfectly suited for containers.
Sow Depth: 1/4"
USDA Zone: 3-8
Produces: clasping, dandelion-like leaves and 3" orange-red daisy-like flowers with yellow tipped rays.
Garden Uses: Perennial border fronts, rock gardens, cottage gardens and cutting gardens. Also effective in containers.
Annual Baby's Breath is an introduced annual flower that is commonly found growing in sandy soils of meadow steppes and outskirts of woodlands of Eurasia. Growing to the height of 2-3' tall, this plant features dense branches that bare 2” long lance shaped foliage and small 1/2” white flower blooms. This plant can be grown in containers, it attracts bees and butterflies, is deer resistant, is highly used in floral arrangements, and best of all, it self sows!
Purple Coneflower is a native perennial flower that is commonly found growing in moist meadows, woods, and prairies throughout the central and eastern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 2-4' and features stiff stems, narrow hairy leaves, and 3-4” flower heads with drooping purplish pink petals and a spiny orange center cone. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, provides bird forage, tolerates drought and frost, has medicinal uses, is resistant to deer, and is great as a cut flower!
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