Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket, Gaillardia
Gaillardia pulchella 'Razzledazzle'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gaillardia (gay-LAR-dee-uh) (Info)
Species: pulchella (pul-KEL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Razzledazzle

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bright Yellow

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mackinaw, Illinois

Knoxville, Iowa

Greensboro, North Carolina

Hugo, Oklahoma

Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 31, 2012, Bookerc1 from Mackinaw, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Though I loved the form of this flower, with the ruffled ball of petals, I was disappointed in the stems. My other Gaillardia stand up, even in a strong wind, but these had quite weak stems, which weren't strong enough to keep the blooms up off the ground. I won't be growing these again.