Single Packet of 500 Seeds
Grow Blanket Flower from fresh Gaillardia aristata flower seeds. Blanket Flower is a gorgeous wildflower that produces 4 inch blooms all summer long up until late fall. The petals are deep red, accented by bright yellow tips and are formed much like a daisy. The Blanket flower is often seen in butterfly gardens and will attract an array of other beneficial insects as well. Ladybugs, hummingbirds and bumblebees also cling to these beauties. Gaillardia aristata will grow to a mature height of about 24 to 36 inches tall and roughly 12 inches wide. The leaves are just as attractive as the flowers themselves.
The Blanket Flower is grown as a perennial flowering plant, meaning the plants will grow quickly, establishing a deep root system, later returning the following year after all danger of frost has passed. They are also great when used as a cut flower. Although they are not popularly used as a Zinnia would be, you can add these flowers in bouquets and floral arrangements to boost the coloring in your display. Gaillardia can be established directly outdoors in flower beds and as stated before are very popularly used in the garden to attract butterflies.