Scientific Name: Gaillardia cvs.
Common Name: blanket flower
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Irregular, Mounded
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Branching hairs, Lanceolate, Oblanceolate, Entire, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Yellow, Red, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Achene, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves are light gray-green, lanceolate, sessile and pubescent; flower head with flat or funnel-shaped sterile ray florets, up to 10cm wide; fruit is a fuzzy ball of achenes.