Blanket flower

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Blanket flower: these flowers scream “LOOK AT ME!”

Gaillardias are part of the sunflower family, there are about 24 species in the genus. They are also known as blanket flowers. They have gorgeous bright blooms and have a good drought tolerance. They're native to America and gain their name from M. Gaillard de Charentonneau, a French patron of botany after whom the genus was named. It grows to around two foot high, the flowers are large daisy-like blooms, red, orange, yellow or brown, either one colour or a pretty blend of two colours. It grows well in poor dry soil, even in sand so can be found by the seashore in some areas.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.35 - 1
Spread [m]
  • 0.35 - 0.65
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Mound-forming
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-11
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - 4
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Extended flowering period
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fast growing
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years