Blanket flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora) is a great choice for a perennial with a long season of bloom.
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About Gaillardia

Blanket flowers are wonderfully cheerful, long-blooming plants for hot, sunny gardens. They produce single or double daisy flowers through most of the summer and well into fall.

The daisy-like flowers are produced from early summer to early fall in shades of orange, red and yellow, adding sizzle to the garden and attracting nectar-seeking butterflies.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Blanket Flower.
Maximum Reachable Height 24-30 inches.
Flower Colour Orange, red and yellow.
Bloom Time Early summer to early fall.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

Gaillardia x grandiflora does not require deadheading to keep blooming, but the plants will look better and be fuller if you do cut the stems back, when the flowers start to fade. You will also get more continuous flowering with deadheading.

Gaillardia care

Plant Gaillardia x grandiflora any time after frost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.

Sunlight Full sun. They can handle some partial shade, particularly in hot climates, but they will get a bit floppy and will not flower as profusely.
Watering Water well until they are not established. Once established, occasional watering should become a part of blanket flowers’ care.
Soil Gaillardia is not particular about soil pH, but it does need a well-draining soil.
Temperature Gaillardia can be grown with temperatures of 65-70 F.
Fertilizer Apply an all-purpose slow release fertilizer on the soil every couple of months.

Gaillardia uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Gaillardia are such long bloomers, they work equally well in borders and containers
  • The bold flowers blend especially well with soft textures, like thread-leaf Coreopsis and cosmos, as well as airy grasses

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Gaillardia ?

Gaillardia is commonly known as Blanket Flower.

How tall do Gaillardia grow?

On average Gaillardia grows 24-30 inches.

What color are Gaillardia ?

A Gaillardia plant bears flowers of color Orange, red and yellow.

When Gaillardia blooms?

With enough light, Gaillardia may produce Orange, red and yellow. flowers in Early summer to early fall.

How hard is Gaillardia to grow?

A Gaillardia is Easy.

How much sunlight does a Gaillardia need?

A Gaillardia prefers Full sun. They can handle some partial shade, particularly in hot climates, but they will get a bit floppy and will not flower as profusely.

How much water does a Gaillardia need?

A Gaillardia prefers watering Water well until they are not established. Once established, occasional watering should become a part of blanket flowers’ care.

What kind of soil does a Gaillardia need?

A Gaillardia prefers Gaillardia is not particular about soil pH, but it does need a well-draining soil.

What temperature does a Gaillardia like?

A Gaillardia prefers Gaillardia can be grown with temperatures of 65-70 F.

How often should I fertilize my Gaillardia ?

To encourage Gaillardia growth, Apply an all-purpose slow release fertilizer on the soil every couple of months.



Reviews

Tuesday, 04 February 2020

They are the most beautiful, glossy, healthy plants I ve ever seen.

Atul Kumar

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Thank you so much... gifted to someone special and he likes it a lot

Lina Vivek

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Received in good condition. Liked them very much!

Aarti Khadilkar
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