Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata)
Copyright: Diane P. Brooks
The summer-blooming Gaillardia requires very little care. This drought-tolerant, heat-loving plant will flourish without fertilizer or regular watering. It lasts quite a long time as a cut flower as well.
The flower of the Gaillardia can be single color or bi-color, and often looks like a fiery sunburst of red and gold. They thrive in meadows, rocky terrain, and open spaces. It will grow to be nearly two feet high.
Where to Buy Blanket Flower Plants:
Blanket Flower is a Nectar Plant for:Great Spangled Fritillary, Cloudless Sulphur, and more
Blanket Flower Specifications:
Color(s): Yellow, red
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil: Good drainage
Average Height: 24 in. to 30 in.
Average Spread: 24 in.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Note: Little to moderate water