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Blanket Flower
Gaillardia aristata


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About Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata)
Height: Up to 3 ft.
Flower Color: The famous red and yellow "pinwheel"
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
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 Blanket Flower's native range?
  Indigenous To: North American plains
Where Blanket Flower is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: Native to plains regions, but can be grown in all regions.
  Zones: 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
  States:
How to grow Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata)
  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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