Gaillardia Blanket Flower - Gaillardia aristata
This beautiful native, perennial wildflower takes its name for the brilliant array of red, yellow and orange hues and tendency to create what may look like an Indian Blanket.
The genus name "Gaillardia" honors an 18th century French botanist named Gaillard de Charentonneau.
Prolific and generous with her blooms, this Gaillardia has a long blooming time that attracts pollinators and while providing forage for birds at the end of their life.
A perfect companion for a meadow, pollinator garden, xeriscaping or a wildflower garden.
Makes a delightful cut flower and is easy to grow!
- Sun: Full
- Indoors: Not recommended
- Direct Sow: After last frost in the fall (for spring blooms)
- Seed Count: 100
- Plant Size: 12" - 18"
- Drought Tolerant
- Attracts pollinators : Birds, Bees & Butterflies
- Excellent for cut flowers
- Open Pollinated
Keep soil moist while seeds are germinating. Resilient and beautiful, this wildflower will thrive in a prepared seed bed, loosened and weed-free.
Broadcast seeds onto prepared area. Water until seeds are established.
After two years, plant can be divided and replanted.