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Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket, Gaillardia 'Tokajer'

Gaillardia x grandiflora

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gaillardia (gay-LAR-dee-uh) (Info)
Species: x grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tokajer



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

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

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

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


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

South China, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

South Dennis, New Jersey

Wallkill, New York

North Augusta, South Carolina

Clarksville, Tennessee

Lake Forest Park, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 14, 2008, winterrobin from South Dennis, NJ (Zone 7b) wrote:

This Gaillardia is totally carefree. It was a beacon in the garden in spite of a midsummer drought. The color is bright but not in the least gaudy. I enjoyed it with yellow climbing roses, and it's still blooming away in mid October.


On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Click to see larger image in a new window. GAILLARDIA - Blanket Flower Short 16-18" - Plant 12" apart. zone 3-9 G. Tokajer - Marmalade-orange-brown daisies have a different look than most Gaillardias. A rich history brings this "new" introduction out of occupied Germany. Developed by Jellito Seeds.

General Information:
Ever-blooming Gaillardias. From the early summer on, very showy flowers blanket this plant. The ends of the petals have a torn, ruffled appearance. Butterflies are drawn to it.

Plant Care:
New plantlets can be started by cutting straight down along the side of a clump in midsummer. New plants will form at the severed roots. Completely carefee. Best in poor loose soils (no clay).