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Scientific Name: Gaillardia cvs.
Pronunciation: gay-LAR-dee-uh ex gran-dih-FLORE-uh
Common Name: blanket flower
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves are light gray-green, lanceolate, sessile and pubescent; flower head with rolled ray florets; usually yellow with some orange disk florets; fruit is a fuzzy ball.
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Irregular, Mounded
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Most are hybrids: G. x grandiflora. Most images are of G. 'Dazzler'.
blanket flower
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Branching hairs, Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Oblanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Entire, Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Achene, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Bacterial leaf spot, Mildew, Rust, ( Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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