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blanketflower

Gaillardia aristata

Blanketflowers are one of the longest-blooming native perennials, well suited to hot sunny sites. Soft-yellow daisy petals with a scarlet eye, surrounding a deep burgundy-red button center. Removing faded flowers will greatly extend the blooming season.

Supports a diversity of bees including green metallic sweat bees (Agapostemon spp.), bumblebees, and others who are drawn to the brightly colored flowers. According to Xerces, Gaillardia aristata is also a larval food source for caterpillars of the brilliantly colored gaillardia flower moth (Schinia masoni) and painted schinia (S. volupia), butterflies with wing patterns and colors that mimic blanketflower’s petals.

NATIVE TO WESTERN AND NORTHERN NORTH AMERICA.