Blanketflower - Gaillardia aristata
Perennial Open Pollinated. From the plains and prairies of America this flower will bring a punch of color to your bouquets. Drought tolerant perennial with bicolor flowers in warm shades of red and yellow with contrasting orange or crimson bands. Blooms from summer through fall and make excellent cut flowers. 1/4 lb covers approximately 1000 sq ft if broadcast. Thin to 12 apart.
Flowers: Good cut flower. Blooms mid to late summer
Attracts: Attracts bees and butterflies
Soil: Adaptable, but prefers dry, sandy soil
Native: N. American Plains
USDA Zone: 3-10
Plant In: Fall or Spring
Planting Depth: 1/8"
Days to Germinate: 15-45 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-3'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Light Water
Summer/Fall Gaillardia aristata Height: 25-30 Bloom Season: Summer/Fall Seeding Rate: Use 1/4 Lb/1000 sq ft Facts of Note: 4 flowers, sun, use in borders and mass plantings in sunny gardens, excellent cut flower, drought & deer resistant, parent for many hybrids.