Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata)

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata)

Blanket Flower has dozens of bright red, orange, and yellow flowers. It has a long bloom period that compliments other flowers during the season. It’s a fast, vigorous grower that forms a short mound of flowers.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Moisture:    Dry
Height:    18 inches
Blooms:    June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct
Color:    Red, Yellow, Orange
Spacing:    12″
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators

Design Tips

Blanket flower grows and flowers very fast, adding bright patterns of color in new gardens. It can be short-lived but is worth the initial show.

Companion Plants

Pale Purple Coneflower
Butterfly Milkweed
Little Bluestem
Purple Prairie Clover