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Indian Blanket
Gaillardia pulchella


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About Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)
Height: Up to 2 ft.
Flower Color: The famous red and yellow "pinwheel"
Plant Type: Annual. Lives just one year. Grows quickly, blooms heavily, dies with first frost. Can regrow following spring if seed falls on bare ground.
Flower Type: Daisy-like
Bloom Time: Mid and late season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Indian Blanket's native range?
  Indigenous To: Most all of North America
Where Indian Blanket is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: Native to plains regions, but can be grown in all regions.
  Zones: 3-10
  States:
How to grow Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)
  Soil preference: Hot, dry, sandy conditions are best, but this species is adaptable.
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average to Dry
  Instructions: The gaillardias are treasured natives from the open, hot plains, so try to give them that sort of environment. Very easy from seed, planted spring, summer or fall.

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