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Common Perennials

Blanket Flower
Galardia x grandiflora


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
18 - 24 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
2 - 10 
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Multicolor
Orange
Red
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Easy to grow, long blooming perennial. Offers bicolor daisy like flowers.

Culture

Prefers well-drained to dry soils with low fertility in full sun.

Cultivars

'Burgundy' 18-24 inches tall, large red flowers

'Fanfare' 18-24 inches tall, red flowers with trumpet like tips

'Goblin' 10-14 inches tall, red and yellow flowers on a short compact plant

'Summer Kiss' 12-18 inches tall, apricot flowers

Notes

Easy to grow but needs very well-drained soil to survive the winter. Deadhead to insure continual bloom. Don't over fertilize. Drought, heat and salt tolerant. Reported to be deer resistant.