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Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

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Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal

Gaillardia pulchella

Blanket Flower
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Annuals, Flowers

GAILLARDIA

Native to much of the U.S. Low-growing summer bloomers with daisy-like flowers in warm colors—yellow, bronze, scarlet. Plants thrive in heat, need good drainage. Easy to grow from seed and fine for cutting and borders; often reseed.

Gaillardia pulchella

To 1 1/2– 2 ft. high, 1 ft. wide, with soft, hairy leaves and long, whiplike stems carrying 2-in. flowers in warm shades of red, yellow, gold. Easy to grow; sow seeds in warm soil after danger of frost is past (in Zones 12 and 13, sow in fall). 'Red Plume' and 'Yellow Plume' are double flowered, with 2-in. blossoms on uniform 12–14-in. plants.

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