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Common Name: Blanket Flower

Scientific Name: Gaillardia aristata

Native / Introduced: Native

Main Uses:

~Beautification projects

~As a pollinator

~Disturbed land restoration

Height: 1-2 feet

Colors: Yellow tipped with large red centers

Flowering Season: Summer to fall

Elevation: Up to 9,000 ft

Soil Types: Poor, well-draining soil

Tolerances: Fair drought

Sun or Shade: full or partial sun

Minimum Precipitation: 12-14 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Planting Seed Rate: 1-2 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 220,000

Optimal Planting Season: Spring

Planting Depth: 1/4 in.

Stratification Required: None



Blanket Flower, or Gaillardia aristata, is a perennial wildflower which typically grows 1 – 2 ft. tall. They look similar to daisies but with large yellow flowers with red centers that bloom all summer.


Blanket Flower is adapted to most of the United States, it is primarily found from southern Canada on both sides of the Rocky Mountains, to southern Utah, Colorado, and up to South Dakota. It grows wild along prairies, meadows, roadsides and foothills. 


It is a fairly drought-tolerant and hardy wildflower. Given its vibrant appearance, this wildflower is typically used as a decorative wildflower in areas requiring low maintenance. Blanketflower is considered deer resistant making it an excellent choice for residential gardens and plantings, especially where water is limited. A large variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies, depend on Blanket Flower as a reliable source of nectar and pollen.



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Photo Credit: Gertjan van Noord, Jacob W Frank and Steve Hurst

Blanket Flower Seeds


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