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Gaillardia aristata

Blanket Flower, Common Gaillardia

Community: Foothill

Brief Description

Glorious golden blooms for prairie and low-water plantings.

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  • Glowing Yellow Flowers
  • Easy Care
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Silvery Hairy Leaves

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Plant Description and Details

Sunshine on the western prairies, Blanket Flower blooms with golden beauty. A member of the Sunflower family, Blanket Flower has red-tinted centers, and some collections have a red ring around the center of the outer petals. The muted silvery green leaves have varied shapes and stay in a low growth pattern. It would look lovely with a blend of native wildflowers in a prairie setting.

Common Names Blanket Flower, Common Gaillardia
Community Foothill
Annual Water Needs 15-20 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Open foothills, meadows, prairies, throughout western U.S.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 2
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Prairie plantings, perennial beds, dry areas, pollinator sanctuaries.
Mature Height 1 - 2 ft.
Mature Width 12 in.
Group Spacing 8 - 16 in.
Blossom Color Yellow/Red
Blooms Summer
Maintenance Tips Short-lived, but reseeds itself.
Wildlife Butterflies, Pollinators
Wildlife Notes Butterfly forage and pollinator attractor.
Plants Symbol GAAR
Family Name Asteraceae
Lewis & Clark Yes

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