There are many kinds of blanket flower but ‘Fanfare’ is one of the most unique. The fluted orange petal-like flowers flaring out around the burgundy center give the flowerheads the look of a pinwheel. The plants are medium sized and form a low mound of light green leaves with flowerheads rising up to 24” high. Like other blanket flowers, ‘Fanfare’ has a long bloom season if deadheaded and blossoms make excellent vase flowers. ‘Fanfare’ is easy to grow and tolerates heat and humidity. This is a blanket flower that should be placed near the front of the border so you can enjoy the details of its spectacular flowers.
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Bloom: Three inch wide flowerheads have tubular orange ray flowers and burgundy disc flowers, blooming all summer
Foliage: Low compact mound of light green leaves
Size: 18-24” h x 24” W
Light: Full sun
Soil: Average, well-drained
Hardiness: Zones 4-10 (AHS zones 10-1)
Care: Deadhead to encourage flowering
Pests and Diseases: None of significance
Propagation: Seed, division
Companion plants: ‘Terracotta’ yarrow, sea holly, sneezewort, agave, salvia “Victoria’, catnip, yellow daylilies.