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|Minimum cold hardiness:
||Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
|Maximum recommended zone:
||14 inches - 24 inches
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
||Depth to plant seed: 1/8" (3 mm)
Sow in situ
|Propagation: Other methods:
Other: Seed Volunteers
||Tolerates poor soil
- Blanket Flower
- Indian Blanket
- Accepted: Gaillardia pulchella
- Synonym: Gaillardia pulchella var. picta
Posted by plantladylin
(Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 13, 2011 9:22 AM concerning plant:
Gaillardia is a North America native found from Virginia to Florida and westward to Colorado and New Mexico. The plant forms 12"-24" tall clumps with soft hairy divided leaves. The flowers can be single, double or semidouble and appear on long stems held above the foliage. Blanket Flower is considered an annual but will readily reseed. It likes hot, sunny areas, is salt tolerant, and blooms throughout the summer. Deadheading will prolong flowering.
Posted by imabirdnut
(North Texas - Zone 7b) on Aug 16, 2012 9:48 PM concerning plant:
Grows as annual in North Texas. Self seeds in meadow setting. Great butterfly nectar plant!!!
Posted by Mindy03
(Delta KY) on May 3, 2012 4:53 PM concerning plant:
Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.
Posted by robertduval14
(Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 16, 2013 7:10 PM concerning plant:
Oklahoma's state wildflower.
Posted by KFredenburg
(Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 23, 2020 11:23 AM concerning plant:
Frequent along roadsides in the Southwest, these wildflowers stand like hundreds of showy Fourth of July pinwheels at the top of slender stalks. Varieties are popular in cultivation, for they tolerate heat and dryness.
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