Q.It’s May And My Blanket Flowers Haven’t Started Greening Or Anything. Are They Dead?
I live in CT and I planted about 8-9 Blanket flower plants last summer and they were beautiful. In the fall I cut them back to about 2 inches. I’s May and nothing is happening. The salvia planted in-between them has greenery coming up but nothing from any of the blanket flowers. No green at all. Did all the plants die?
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It's possible they are late to break dormancy if you had a cold winter, but blanket flower is a short-lived perennial so it's possible they won't return. Mine only came back a year or two. Here are some tips on overwintering to help them return: