Gaillardia Pulchella is a plant that is commonly known as blanket flower. It is a native of North America and is found in many parts of the United States and Canada. The plant is a member of the sunflower family and its scientific name is Gaillardia Pulchella. The plant is a perennial and blooms from early summer to fall.
The flowers are red, orange, or yellow and have a diameter of 2 to 3 inches. The plant grows to a height of 24 to 36 inches and has a spreading habit. The leaves are lance-shaped and green in color. The plant is tolerant to drought and is an excellent choice for xeriscaping.
A wide variety of cultivars of rosering blanket-flower have been developed for this popular annual flower. Native to parts of the South, West and Mexico, it is an occasional visitor to disturbed areas in New England.
Sandy, loamy, well-drained
Early summer to fall
Red, orange, yellow
Sow from March to May
Sow from Febraury to November