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Growing Blanketflower Plants
Blanketflower is a hardy perennial with big, brilliantly colored flowers. The blooms are daisy-like in yellows, oranges and reds, with yellow tipped petals. Blanketflowers are native North American wildflowers. They look great in fields and open meadows, as well as in your flower garden. Blanketflowers bloom profusely all summer long, and into the fall. As hardy perennials, they will survive light frosts.
Blanketflower grow 18" to 30" tall, with flowers blooming on sturdy stems. They are excellent in flower vases ,and in cut flower arrangements.
Blanketflowers can be started from seed. Sow seeds directly into the flowerbed, as early as the ground can be worked.
How to Grow Blanketflowers:
Grow Blanketflowers in full sun. If grown in flower gardens, space 14" to 18" apart.
The plants do well in average soils. The soil should be well draining. They also tolerant of dry soil conditions.
During the growing season, water the the plants, only during extended dry periods and droughts.
Adding little fertilizer a couple times a season, will reward you with bigger, healthier plants and flowers.
Insect and Disease:
Insect and disease problems are infrequent. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with insecticides, repellents, or fungicide.
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