Gaillardia, Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket 'Granada'

Gaillardia aristata

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gaillardia (gay-LAR-dee-uh) (Info)
Species: aristata (a-ris-TAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Granada

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Amesti, California

Corralitos, California

Elkhorn, California

Interlaken, California

Pajaro, California

Watsonville, California

Jewett City, Connecticut

Ocala, Florida

Emerson, Iowa

Owosso, Michigan

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Riverside, Missouri

Orange, Texas

Winchester, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 30, 2011, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

This is one of my favorite kind of daisies. I bought some of this 'Grenada' cultivar variety at Lowes. I did not know they were refered to as gaillardia or blanket flower, I had always heard them refered to as painted daisy or desert daisy. They are extremely hardy in the intense NC heat. I planted some under my 17 ft tall sun flowers and they are an excellent contrast. They have been blooming from early Summer, well into early Fall. Sandra.

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