- Grass and Wildflower Seed
- Blanket Flower
0.25 lb Bag
Blanketflower, also called Indian Blanketflower or Gaillardia, is a colorful native perennial that grows 10 to 24 inches tall. It prefers well-drained soils and elevations between 1,300 and 9,000 feet. Its red flowers fringed with bright yellow add a striking contrast to the landscape and it is a great choice for a low-maintenance wildflower garden. Blanketflower is also used in reclamation work to revegetate disturbed sites. It blooms from Spring through late Summer and is a food source for butterflies and other pollinators. Blanketflower may be grown from seed preferably planted in the Spring; it does not require cold stratification to break dormancy. The seeds should be planted 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. After establishment, Blanketflower only requires watering during extended hot and dry periods because it develops a tap root that can access deep ground moisture. The fuzzy hairs on the stems and leaves of Blanketflower are a skin irritant to some people.
Seeding Rate: 0.5-1 lbs/acre, or 0.01-0.02 lbs/1,000 sq. ft
Min. Precipitation: Drought Tolerant