smooth-headed blanket flower; gaillardia
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: white,yellow,orange
Noted for: Showy flowers
Recommended Uses: Mass plantings. Wildflower gardens.
Availability: FNPS plant sales, Seed
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Attracts many pollinators including honey and native bees, butterflies and wasps. Birds that eat the seeds include chickadees, titmice, and warblers.
Native Habitats: Sandhills. Ruderal.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: May not be distinct from G. pulchellus except as an inland race (per Lady Byrd Johnson Wildflower Center)