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Common Name: Indian Blanket / Firewheel

Scientific Name: Gaillardia pulchella

Native / Introduced: Native

Main Uses:

~As a pollinator


Height:  1 - 3 feet

Colors: Red petals with yellow tips and brownish red centers

Flowering Season: Early Summer

Soil Types: Frequent on coarse textures, sandy soils

Tolerances: Drought and heat

Sun or Shade: Full sun or partial shade

Minimum Precipitation: 14 inches

Lifecycle: Annual

Planting Seed Rate: 2-3 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 238,000

Optimal Planting Season: Spring through fall

Planting Depth: 1/8 inches

Stratification Requirements: Not required but can improve germnation



Indian Blanket is also called Firewheel and blooms in summer with very showy, vibrant, daisy-like flowers in shades of red, yellow, and orange, with striking red and yellow markings in the center. It is a beautiful and hardy wildflower native to the central and southern regions of the United States and can grow in a variety of soil types, from sandy to clay.


It prefers full sun and is drought tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for low-maintenance gardens and landscapes. Birds love the seeds and its bright color display make it a great pollinator.



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Additional Resources:

Indian Blanket / Firewheel Seeds


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