What do you get when you cross this flower
with this flower?
Voila' ... a new Indian blanket flower!
Isn't nature amazing?
I've been thinking for awhile that my blanket flowers were cross-pollinating because subtle but different variations seem to show up next to each other. This weekend a new plant that seeded itself bloomed, and my suspicians were confirmed. Gaillardia blanket flower Torch ‘Red Ember’ (upper right corner) mixed with 'Goblin’ (lower right corner).
Have you've noticed cross-pollination at work in your garden?