Gaillardia pulchella

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Blanket-flower, Gaillardia, Indian Blanket

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:.75 to 1.5 ft tall by .5 to 2.0 ft wide
Life Span:Annual to short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow,orange,red
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Dry sites, often near the coast.


Recommended Uses:Cultivated flower beds, roadside wildflower plantings, wildflower garden. Typically grown as an annual though some plants may persist for several years.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



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

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