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Smooth-headed Blanket Flower; Gaillardia
|Size:||1-2 ft tall by 1 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Annual to short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Mass plantings. Wildflower gardens.|
|Availability:||FNPS plant sales, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Attracts hummingbirds. Birds that eat the seeds include chickadees, titmice, and warblers.
Attracts many pollinators including native bees, honeybees, butterflies, butterflies and wasps.
|Native Habitats:||Sandhills. Ruderal.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||May not be distinct from G. pulchellus except as an inland race (per Lady Byrd Johnson Wildflower Center)|