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blanketflower

Gaillardia aristata

Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Apricot’ grows 8 to 10″ tall, 10 to 12″ wide with continuous color for sunny borders and beds. Bunches of large, fiery orange flowers are edged in a blaze of yellow that softens as the flowers age. Lovely in cut bouquets, and if left to seed, the spent flower heads attract goldfinches.

Gaillardia aristata ‘Goblin’ grows 12 to 18″ high stems hold red blooms surrounded by a ring of rich flame yellow.

Gaillardia aristata ‘Oranges and Lemons’ (blanket flower) features daisy-like flowers of yellow and orange in summer. Adaptable to many soils, and an excellent butterfly garden plant.

Gaillardia ‘Mesa Peach’ is a long-blooming peachy-golden flowering blanket flower with excellent drought resistance and compact habit.

Blanket flowers 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.

TRY THE NATIVE!

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.