sulphureus), blanket flower
, sunflower and black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) - were also visited by Melissodes species, a taxonomic relative of S.
ABOVE Blanket flower
(Gaillardia) features gorgeous golden tips and requires moderate water.
Common ornamentals and bedding plants recommended for a butterfly garden include lantana, hebe, spiraea, gloriosa daisy, coreopsis, cosmos, scabiosa, marigold, delphinium, blanket flower
, wallflower, lobelia, sweet alyssum, and the many sages (Salvia species).
Wants: wild flowers that will grow in zones eight to nine, bird's eyes, black-eyed Susan, blanket flower
, coneflower, cornflower, Mexican hat, scarlet flax, standing cypress, toad flax
Plant blanket flower
, coneflower, marigolds, rudbeckia, and zinnias for flowers through fall.
A patch of blanket flower
(Gaillardia grandiflora) in Woodland Hills has continued to flower abundantly through the winter; the colder it gets, the more gloriously the yellows and reds of the blanket flower
seem to glow.
Your best bet is Gaillardia grandiflora, the blanket flower
A California native daisy that should be more widely planted is Gaillardia grandiflora, the blanket flower
Rudbeckia hirta Plant with blanket flower
, 'Coronation Gold' Black-eyed Susan yarrow, and Salvia farinacea.
PERENNIALS: Alstroemeria, aster, begonia, blanket flower
, brachycome, campanula, coreopsis, cranesbill, daylily, dianthus, diascia, gaura, Jerusalem sage, Nemesia fruticans, Origanum, penstemon, purple coneflower, Rudbeckia, Russian sage, Santa Barbara daisy, scabiosa, silene, statice, summer phlox, Tagetes lemmonii.
Pinch or snip off blossoms of blanket flower
and pincushion flower one at a time.
This 10- by 75-foot prairielike section combines blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis) with perennials, including blanket flower
(Gaillardia grandiflora), butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Penstemon barbatus, and Thelesperma filifolium.
The low-water-use zone, featuring blanket flower
and daylily, required 12 inches.
Warm-toned yellow, orange, and red flowers, like those of blanket flower
(Gaillardia grandiflora), also complement the dry look of the grass's seed heads.
Add summer color that will bloom into fall with nursery starts of asters, blanket flowers
, chrysanthemums, coreopsis, and rudbeckia.