Gaillardia pulchella
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Gaillardia pulchella

Indian blanket
blanket flower

  family asteraceae 
  genus gaillardia 

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Genus  Gaillardia Species  pulchella Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Indian blanket   blanket flower Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S11249 Data source  HtZn p116;Xeri p304;Xeri p276
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Caespitose Overall height  1' - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  No extra water Optimal soil texture  Sandy Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Gaillardia pulchella can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. It needs a bit of a cold spell with temperatures below 15� Fahrenheit to do its best. Blanket flower (also known as Indian blanket) needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in sandy soils. This species requires no extra water once established.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It requires warm days for good production.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Gaillardia pulchella has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Blanket flower (locally known in some parts as Indian blanket) has striking 3" flowers with pronounced central colors. The blossoms are usually either yellow or red with prominent red and yellow accents.

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