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Scientific name: Gaillardia × grandiflora       ga-lar-dee-a   gran-di-flo-ra

Common name: Blanket Flower

Design Characteristics

Height  6-18"
Spread  12-16"
Form  spreading mound
Texture  medium
Flower color  red-yellow
Leaf color  green
Time of bloom  June to frost

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun
Soil
requirement
 drought tolerant
Propagation
method
 divide every 23 years
 in spring
USDA Hardiness Zone   3-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   life span is variable, 23 years
Uses  south facing hillsides
 difficult sites
 cut flowers
Comments  mulch in colder climates to prevent damage to the crown
 do not fertilize (loses compact growth habit)