Indian Blanket

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Gaillardia pulchella (Indian Blanket)

Gaillardia pulchella(Annual)

Indian Blanket is a short-lived annual flowering plant that is native to the central United States. The pinwheel-like florets of the flowerhead tend to be more red-violet, with the outer ray florets yellow. Branching stems are hairy and upright. The hardy plant blooms practically year-round in some areas, but more typically in summer to early fall. Indian Blanket prefers sandy and well-drained soils in full sun.


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Good choice for wildflower seed mixes
Bright summer color for demanding sites

Height

18-24 Inches

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Spread

18-24 Inches


Growing & Maintenance Tips

Easily reseeds itself.

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Interesting Notes

Its vibrant colored flowers can be seen carpeting fields and the sides of highways for miles in the summer to late fall. In the garden, the flowers can be removed/deadheaded to promote further blooming.

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