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Blanket Flower

Richly colored native perennial wildflower with carefree, long-lasting blooms. Reddish orange petals have yellow tips that surround a red center. A great low-maintenance addition to any garden, blooming July until the end of summer. Attracts pollinators, drought-tolerant, and deer resistant. Grows 18-30”. 

100 seeds 

 

PLANTING

Gaillardia aristata

Perennial  Zones 3-10.

Germination: 14-30 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: 1/8" deep

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost,12-18" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established. 

Sowing Outdoors: Around the last frost date when the soil temperature reaches 65-70ºF. Sow a few seeds 3-6" apart, thinning out to 12-18" apart. When thinning out try transplanting the seedlings into other places in the garden. Water seedlings regularly until established.

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width: 18-30" x 24"

Spacing: 12-18" apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs: Poor to average, well-drained, tolerates dry soil.

Approximate days to flower from seed: 90 days

Uses: Cut flowers, flower beds, wildflower and cottage gardens, attracts butterflies 

Care: Deadheading prolongs flowering but is not necessary, seed heads are attractive by themselves. Cut back in the fall. Divide every few years. 

 

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10/13/2021
Dori
United States United States
I recommend this product
Gaillardia

Fast shipping, great prices, high quality seeds! These beauties are still blooming here in zone 8B mid October!

Pinetree Garden Seeds Blanket Flower Review
DC
06/13/2021
Denise C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Seeds, seeds, seeds!

I am a huge fan of yours, and it is because you offer reasonable prices AND especially a broad selection of plant varieties! I am especially excited about gaillardia because of its attractive attributes to beneficial insects; I shall keep you informed of how my garden continues to grow and improve as the summer progresses. Upwards and onwards, Denise Crie

DC
06/13/2021
Denise C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Seeds, seeds, seeds!

I am a huge fan of yours, and it is because you offer reasonable prices AND especially a broad selection of plant varieties! I am especially excited about gaillardia because of its attractive attributes to beneficial insects; I shall keep you informed of how my garden continues to grow and improve as the summer progresses. Upwards and onwards, Denise Crie

DC
06/13/2021
Denise C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Seeds, seeds, seeds!

I am a huge fan of yours, and it is because you offer reasonable prices AND especially a broad selection of plant varieties! I am especially excited about gaillardia because of its attractive attributes to beneficial insects; I shall keep you informed of how my garden continues to grow and improve as the summer progresses. Upwards and onwards, Denise Crie

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05/30/2021
Rosemarie B.
United States United States
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Pinetree's Seeds

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