Blanket Flower Gaillardia Aristata is a hardy perennial that grows throughout much of the United States. Also called Indian Blanket and Firewheel, Gaillardia Aristata can be easily established from flower seeds, and the growing Blanket Flower forms dense colonies of sunflower-like, brilliant red flowers with yellow rims. Butterflies, and birds like to visit the blooming Blanket Flower.
Blanket Flower is a commonly used, ornamental garden plant and popular wildflower for meadow planting in naturalized areas. Blanket Flower thrives in full sun and loose, well-drained areas tolerating drought, but occasional watering will extend the blooming period. Gaillardia Aristata seeds should be kept moist until germination. Because of its tall,sturdy floral stems and striking, bright colored flowers, Blanket Flower makes an excellent cut flower for any floral arrangement.
Height: 28-36 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Soil Type: Average/Loose/Moist well-drained, pH 6.2-7.2
USDA Zones: 3-10
Sow Indoors: Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Germination Time: 14-42 Days