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PlantFiles: Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket, Gaillardia
Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Tokajer'

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

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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


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
This plant is resistant to deer

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:
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

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive winterrobin 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.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) 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).


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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