Gaillardia aestivalis

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

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Smooth-headed Blanket Flower; Gaillardia

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 ft tall by 1 ft wide
Life Span:Annual to short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,yellow,orange
Habitats:Sandhills. Ruderal.


Recommended Uses:Mass plantings. Wildflower gardens.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Attracts hummingbirds.  Birds that eat the seeds include chickadees, titmice, and warblers.

Attracts many pollinators including native bees, honeybees, butterflies, butterflies and wasps.