Blanket Flower Red Wine - 10 seeds

Blanket Flower Red Wine - 10 seeds

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Blanket Flowers are valuable in the summer border for their very long season of bloom. Plants form a low mound of light-green leaves, bearing upright stems of large daisy-type flowers. This selection has deep wine-red petals, around a darker centre. Excellent for cutting, with nice long stems. Attractive to butterflies. Plants are drought-tolerant once established. 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.

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Blanket flowers need full sun and well-drained soil that does not remain wet especially in winter. They can take long periods without rain and withstand significant drought once established. Blanket flowers are categorized as short-lived perennials, however, they can dwell in one location for a good number of years if they like the spot - if the soil is free-draining and not overfertilized which is in case of blanket flower absolutely useless. Too much-fertilizing speeds up maturation and ageing of the plant which leads to a quick death. Under good conditions, the plants are much harder than expected and can allegedly withstand even -40°C (USDA 3).