Flowering Time Summer-Fall
Blanket Flowers are valuable in the summer border for their very long season of bloom. Wine-red blooms measure a whopping 3 inches across! In the middle of these striking red petals is a button-like center which emerges bright yellow and then slowly changes to oxblood-red. This juicy center attracts butterflies like crazy. Since the flowers just keep on coming from early summer into fall, they provide continuous colour in containers and borders and will keep your vases full of fresh blanket flower bouquets all season long. Excellent for cutting, with nice long stems.These perennials require little care once established. They are heat tolerant and actually prefer to be grown in poorer soils Plants should be divided every 2 to 3 years, in early spring. Not the best choice for heavy clay soil that will stay wet through the winter. Removing faded flowers will encourage constant blooming. Good for borders and containers. Deer and rabbit resistant.