Scarlet-red petals with sunny yellow tips surround the reddish-brown cone. These daisy-like blooms are highly valued for their hot red and yellow hues and they attract butterflies. Since the flowers just keep on coming from early summer into fall, they provide continuous color in containers and will keep your vases full of fresh blanket flower bouquets all season long.
These perennials require little care once established. They are heat tolerant and actually prefer to be grown in poorer soils. They get their name from the manner in which they used to blanket North American prairies with their blooms. They can still be found in fields and along roadsides in the prairie region and into the Rockies.