As the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the Continental Divide on July 6th, 1806, this showy native species was collected. Blanket Flower blooms from summer through autumn, with yellow ray florets sometimes tinged red at the base, and reddish-orange central disk florets that are attractive to pollinators. Deer and drought tolerant. Recorded and/or collected by Lewis and Clark on their expedition.
Native Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, ID, IL, MA, MI, MN, MT, ND, NH, NM, NY, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY
Sow seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost date at 70 degrees F. Pot into 3" pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and transplant outdoors into a well-draining soil after last frost. Approximately 40 seeds per packet.
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