Blanket flowers are wonderfully cheerful, long-blooming plants for hot, sunny gardens. They produce single or double daisy flowers through most of the summer and well into fall. The light brick red ray flowers are tipped with yellow -- the colors of Mexican blankets.
Blanket flowers tolerate light frost and are seldom eaten by deer. Deadhead the flowers to keep them blooming consistently through the summer and into fall. Some species tend to be short-lived, especially if the soil is not well drained.
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 1-3 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 6 inches to 2 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Groundcover
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Cut Flowers,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Burst of Summer Color Garden Plan
Hot-Color, Hot-Weather Garden Plan
Sunny Yellow Garden Plan
Fall Deckside Garden Plan
Lamb's-ears provides a silvery soft blanket beneath the showy blanket flower blooms and enjoys the same cultural conditions.Veronica
The upright spikes of vibrant 'Crater Lake Blue' veronica complement the sometimes-gaudy daisies of blanket flower. Both thrive in sunny spots.Salvia
Blue salvia is long-blooming with silvery green leaves and long spikes of bright blue flowers. This partnership glows over many weeks.Hyssop
Orange-flowering types of hyssop, with their airy flower spikes, provide a delicate foil for the blanket flowers, repeating the same color family but with a lighter texture.Coreopsis
The fine-textured foliage of thread-leaf coreopsis provides a refined contrast to blanket flowers, while its smaller yellow daisy flowers echo the shape and color.
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