I love blanket flower! Blanket flowers are related to the sunflower and are known for their extensive and long-lasting bloom season. Great for pollinators these flowers are sure to bring the bees to your flower garden! Here’s how to start growing blanket flower today!
Grow Zone: Grow in zones 3-10
Water and Sun Needs: Full sun. Water thoroughly when the soil feels dry.
Average Size: 1 to 3 feet tall 1 to 2 feet wide.
Plant Type: Perennial
Special Features: Deer resistant, drought tolerant, good for ground cover as well as containers.
How to Get Started: These flowers prefer loose, sandy soils in an area of full sun. Soil should be well draining with an alkaline PH balance. Water plants regularly, until plants become established. Established plants are drought tolerant, and should only be watered a few times every few weeks. Test the soil with your finger to determine if it’s time to water!
When to Harvest: They may not flower in the first year, but if protected over the winter, they will flower the following Spring. These bloom extensively, and expect them to make their apprearence in mid-Spring.
What to Plant It With: Lamb’s ears, veronica, salvia, or hyssop.