Blanket Flower – Fanfare Blaze

Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket, Gaillardia, Gaillardia aristata

 

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)

Genus: Gaillardia (gay-LAR-dee-uh) (Info)

Species: aristata (a-ris-TAH-tuh) (Info)

 

Category:

Perennials

 

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

 

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

 

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 °C (-50 °F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 °C (-45 °F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

 

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

 

Danger:

N/A

 

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

 

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

 

Foliage:

Herbaceous

 

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

 

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

 

Patent Information:

Non-patented

 

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

 

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

 

Read more: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2352/#ixzz3GioYW7M8

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