Botanical Name: Gaillardia aristata
Common Name: Blanket Flower  
Plant photo of: Gaillardia aristata
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

Under 1', 1-3'


Flower Color

Red, Yellow, Multi-Colored


Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Kathleen Moore
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Striking annual grows to 1-1/2' x 1-1/2'. Two-toned marroon-red and yellow daisy-like flowers appear late spring to fall. To prolong the blooming, the flowers should be cut. Prefers full sun with good drainage. Thrives in hot dry places and will bloom all summer. Great as a cut flower. Sow seeds fall to spring.