Blanket Flower Genus: Gaillardia X grandiflora Zones: 3-10 Bloom time: Continuous, May through fall, or frost. To prune: Cut the stems all the way back to the foliage. Good to know: Blanket flower thrives in dry, sunny conditions.
Coneflower The bright orange Echinacea 'Tiki Torch' is summer's hottest new coneflower variety. Once established, the sun-loving 'Tiki Torch' tolerates heat and drought while growing to a hearty 36 inches tall. Plant Tip: Clip off blooms as they fade, and new ones will continue growing well into fall.