Blanket Flower

Gaillardia × grandiflora

Colorful-blooming hybrids of native gaillardias come in a variety of sizes, color variations, and forms. Some cultivars can be fairly short-lived; however, they also tend to reseed a fair amount. Removal of spent blooms will often lengthen the blooming season. These widely adapted plants can take hot, dry conditions. Contact with the leaves can cause a skin rash (dermatitis) in susceptible folks.

Height: 12-18”
Width: 12-18”
Water needs: low but adaptable
Exposure: full sun
Availability in nurseries: common
Native range: hybrid of species (G. aristata Pursh, WY native), G. pulchella Foug.) native to the U.S.
Plant family: Asteraceae

 

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Photo by Dorothy Tuthill

 

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Photo by Brenna Marsicek