Blanket flower’s blooms are typically bicolored with an inner red band surrounded by an outer yellow band. However, flowers can also be entirely red or yellow, have an inner band surrounded by a white band, and, on rare occasion, be entirely white or yellow. Slightly moist to very dry, well-drained clay, loam or sandy soils. The plant prefers full sun. It grows 1-2ft tall and can easily spread to twice that size. It propagates by seed. It goes dormant in the winter. It does well in flower beds and roadside wildflower plantings. Typically grown as an annual though some plants may continue for several years.