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Blanket Flower

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Blanket Flower

Gaillardia grandiflora

Short-lived perennial that is winter hardy to USDA Zones 3-10. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers moist, organically rich soils that drain well but tolerates some dry soils. Performs poorly in unamended heavy clay Missouri soils, however. Many hybrid cultivars may be grown from seed. For those that can, sow seed directly in the garden after last frost date or start seed indoors 4-6 weeks earlier.  

Growing Conditions

Height 24 to 36 inches
Light Requirements Full sun
Bloom time June to September
Zone 3 to 10

Additional Info

If flowering declines in summer, consider cutting back plants to encourage a fall bloom

Seed strains will self-seed in optimum growing conditions if flowers are not deadheaded

Root rot may occur in poorly drained soils


All info from Missouri Botanical Garden