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Please note that Blanketflower is not available for pre-order. Flowers will be available for purchase while supplies last at the Palouse Conservation District office on the day of the sale (Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.).


From the U.S. Forest Service:

Blanketflower is a cool season, slender, short-lived perennial, with fuzzy light green leaves. Its flowers are typically bright red with yellow tips. Blanketflower is native to most of the western states, the upper Great Plains, around the Great Lakes, and in portions of New England.


It prefers a well-drained soil, but tolerates a wide range of conditions. The plants will not flower well unless they have plenty of light (at least six hours each day). If you dead-head it, blanketflower will bloom from mid-June until frost. Blanketflowers make excellent, long-lasting cut flowers. They are also a popular choice for xeriscape (low water) gardens because they do well in rocky soils and thrive with very little moisture. In the wild, the species prefers prairies, dry meadows, and other open places, and seldom ascends high into the mountains.


Cover photo: Credit Swallowtail Garden Seeds on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Secondary photo: Credit Matt Lavin on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)

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