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
Late summer or early fall
Other: blooms repeatedly
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division


The ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic PlantsThe ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic Plants
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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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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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On February 9, 2018 Seeds sown
piksihk On March 15, 2017 Seeds sown
red (2008)
Palm B. 2011
chelle On November 2, 2014 Harvested
Collected seed from first year, seed started plants.
dragonfetti On April 1, 2015 Seeds germinated
BN container
dragonfetti On March 24, 2015 Seeds germinated
in S container
dragonfetti On March 20, 2015 Seeds sown
BN container
dragonfetti On March 19, 2015 Obtained plant
American Seed .20
dragonfetti On March 12, 2015 Bloomed
One from last year is blooming already.
vbprog From April 18, 2015 to April 20, 2015 Plant emerged
vbprog On April 11, 2015 Seeds sown
UncleWill On April 28, 2019 Bloomed
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