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Gaillardia pulchella /Indian Blanket

Gaillardia pulchella  / Gaillardia pulchella
Close-up of flowers, possobly of 'Arizona Sun'
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Close-up of flowers, possobly of 'Arizona Sun'

Mass of flowers in spring


Natural stand of gaillardia growing in full sun in sandy soil

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Scientific Name: Gaillardia pulchella
Common Name: Indian Blanket
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow, Orange, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: A short-lived perennial that is grown as an annual. Low growing varietes can be used as ground covers and it is useful in borders and beds, wild flower gardens and as a cut flower. Deadheading will promote extended flowering. They are salt and drought tolerant.