What's your question? Ask

Blanket Flowers

Q.It’s May And My Blanket Flowers Haven’t Started Greening Or Anything. Are They Dead?

Zone Milford, CT 06460 | Anonymous added on May 7, 2021 | Answered

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?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 9, 2021

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:

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Blanket Flowers
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert