PlantsGaillardia→Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12-24 inches
Plant Spread: 12-15 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: blooms repeatedly
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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By dave on July 19, 2014

Does xeriscapic mean boring and dry looking? Absolutely not! You'll never believe what beautiful blooms are available for the non-irrigated landscape. Come in and see.

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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2020-05-04In a neighbor's garden
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Location: Kalama, wa
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-05-31
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2013-11-14
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Location: Chuelles, FranceDate: 2014-06-29
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Location: Temple, TexasDate: 2019-07-21Wildflower picked in Gause, Texas.
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Location: My gardenDate: 2021-01-28
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Date: 2012-09-19
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Location: Livingston, TXThe Indian Blanket growing along the roads is just beautiful this
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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: Jul 12, 2011 12:10 PM
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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: Jul 12, 2011 12:09 PM
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-05-12
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Date: 2012-09-19With asters
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Date: 2012-09-19
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-06-03
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-05-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 6-10-13
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.Date: 2012-07-02
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Location: western OregonDate: 2015-12-20
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Location: Gause, TexasDate: 2020-05-04Wild form of Red Blanket Flower (amongst Blackeyed Susans) in Cen
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Location: Gause, TexasDate: 2021-05-28County road & our rural property Central TX covered in these red
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 6-3-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: June 2011
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-04-10
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-03
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-03
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.Date: 7-1-12
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Comments:
Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Sep 23, 2015 3:40 PM

Will bloom first year from seed.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 7, 2012 2:30 PM

Best in poor, loose soils w/ good drainage (no clay).
Good way to propagate in midsummer - w/ a sharp spade, cut straight down along the side of a clump; new plants form where roots were severed.

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