Gaillardia, Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket 'Burgundy'


Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gaillardia (gay-LAR-dee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Burgundy
Additional cultivar information:(aka Burgunder)



Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us



Bloom Color:


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:

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 is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona

Albany, California

Auburn, California

San Leandro, California

Visalia, California

Denver, Colorado(2 reports)

Cos Cob, Connecticut

Seymour, Connecticut

Delray Beach, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Miccosukee Cpo, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Lewiston, Idaho

Priest River, Idaho

Downers Grove, Illinois

Fishers, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

Poland, Indiana

Earlham, Iowa

Melbourne, Kentucky

Scott, Louisiana

Bellaire, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Macomb, Michigan

Pinconning, Michigan

Red Wing, Minnesota

Dexter, Missouri

Grandview, Missouri

Saint Louis, Missouri(2 reports)

Bigfork, Montana

Elba, New York

Poughkeepsie, New York

Watertown, New York

Greensboro, North Carolina

Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Defiance, Ohio

Sapulpa, Oklahoma


Salem, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Columbia, South Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Belton, Texas

El Paso, Texas(2 reports)

Hereford, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Monterey, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Bayfield, Wisconsin

Menasha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 10, 2014, Eldine from Wellsville, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

Bought 2 of these a few years ago and loved them. Gorgeous deep red flowers and lots of them. The more you deadhead, the more they flower. Do tend to flop forward though. The second year, one of two did not come back in spring. So I moved the one left somewhere else to see how it would do. It survived, so I bought 4 more last spring . But only one returned this spring. I'm disappointed because its a great plant. I'm going to try "Arizona Red Shades" to see if its any better.


On Jun 9, 2011, Bazuhi from Downers Grove, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Planted this back in 2009 after I saw it at the local Home Depot... It bloomed really nice it's first year and I was also deadheading to get more blooms.. In 2010 the plant seemed weak and without as many blooms asit had in 2009. Lost in summer of 2010


On Sep 6, 2008, BlackDogKurt from Seymour, CT wrote:

Very floriferous. Blooms non-stop all summer long! Looks like an annual the way it blooms. Very showy, with almost pure red blooms - not at all magenta or pink. It should be deadheaded regularly to clean up all the spent blooms. Most Gaillardias tend to be short-lived perennials, burning out after a few years, but they reseed readily.


On Aug 4, 2008, Catamarca from El Paso, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

These plants (Monarch variety) have done very well in El Paso; the only current problem is that live oak leaves built up under a large mat of the plant and after it rained retained the water, leading, I believe, to some root rot issues. I'm trying to save it, raked away the leaves, sprinkled some sulphur.


On Apr 2, 2007, Gran54 from Miccosukee Cpo, FL wrote:

In Tallahassee, Florida, this plant heavily in fall, bloomed lightly all winter and bloomed very heavily from February-March. Then it seemed to collapse. I have sheared it back. We have had drought but it gets watered with a drip hose. Does anyone know if the plant will recover? Do they regularly wilt out after long periods of bloom?


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

GAILLARDIA Burgundy - Medium 24" - Plant 12" apart. Rich wine red flowers.

General Information:
Ever-blooming from the early summer on. Very showy banded flowers "blanket" this plant. The ends of the petals have a torn ruffled appearance. Butterflies are drawn to it. 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).


On Dec 15, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is so easy, so rewarding, and such a hummingbird magnet - I will never be without it in my garden. Easy to divide, fills in quickly, and never without bloom of a really deep, saturated color - A+++


On Dec 9, 2005, bigcityal from Appleton, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Low low maintenace with a lot of flowers, give it room to grow