Botanical Name: Gaillardia aristata
 Common Name: Blanket Flower
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Annual

 

Height Range

Under 1', 1-3'

 

Flower Color

Red, Yellow, Multi-Colored

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Medium, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Moist

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Meadow, Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Butterflies

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Striking annual grows to 1-1/2' x 1-1/2'. Two-toned marroon-red and yellow daisy-like flowers appear late spring to fall. To prolong the blooming, the flowers should be cut. Prefers full sun with good drainage. Thrives in hot dry places and will bloom all summer. Great as a cut flower. Sow seeds fall to spring.