Gaillardia, Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket 'Golden Goblin'

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: Golden Goblin
Additional cultivar information:(aka Goldkobold)


Alpines and Rock Gardens


Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


6-12 in. (15-30 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

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 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:

Brea, California

Seymour, Connecticut

Cordele, Georgia

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Owosso, Michigan

Pinconning, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Franklin, New Hampshire

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Coram, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Morgantown, West Virginia

Appleton, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 21, 2014, plantgnome1 from nowhere land, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Bought 4 of these to surround an old hydrangea. i don't know how this is a dwarf Gaillardia as the flower stalks on mine are about 2 feet tall and don't stand erect. They get about 5 hours of full sun. I am moving them to a different area where there is a longer sun exposure, maybe they will be more erect. Replacing them with daylilies.


On Feb 17, 2014, Domehomedee from Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Nice little plant, I have mine in a container. Lots of flowers and very low to the ground. Good front of the bed material. Stays nice and compact no matter if I let it get dry or over water it. I collected seeds, this one is a keeper even if I need to propagate it every few years.


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 with beautiful bright yellow flowers. Looks great next to my red Burgundy Gaillardia. 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 Mar 23, 2007, KARMARIDER from Covington, KY wrote:

Very nice flower but never seems to be the perenial it is said to be zone 6. Does great all summer but does not come back. I replant it each year because it is a very nice long lasting bloom. I never dead head all flowers because I've heard letting it reseed helps it return, but it never has for me.


On Jul 13, 2006, jg48650 from Pinconning, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

I bought a dwarf gaillardia from a nursery, and planted it in a sandy, rocky soil around our mailbox, and it has definitely thrived there. This area doesn't get as much watering as other areas, and yet it is still doing well.


On Jul 16, 2004, punaheledp from Kailua, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

I grew these from seed about 6-7 mos ago and have just had my 1st flower, however the leaves always look a bit limp or wilted. I don't know if it's too much or not enough water, or if the plant just doesn't particularly like location, or if this is how it normally looks. Flower stem is strong and erect. If anybody famiiar with this plant could advise, I'd appreciate it. The flower is pretty, but am not otherwise impressed with plant.