Scientific Name: Gaillardia aristata Form:
Common Name:blanket flower Texture:Medium
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, Canada - central, U.S. - southwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Lanceolate, Entire, Pinnately lobed, Serrate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Yellow, Red, Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Perennial border, Summer interest, Attract butterflies
Key ID Features:Compacr blanket flower to 30 cm tall; heads to 8 cm wide; disc florets red; ray florets half red and half golden.