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Gaillardia Seeds Flowers Seeds Indian Blanket Flower Seeds about 30 Seeds
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Gaillardia Seeds Flowers Seeds Indian Blanket Flower Seeds about 30 Seeds

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Description Gaillardia aristata is a species of flowering plant in the sunflower family known by the common names common blanketflower and common gaillardia. This perennial wildflower is native to much of northern and western North America, where it grows in many habitats. Gaillardia aristata is a perennial herb reaching maximum heights of anywhere between 20芒聙?0 centimetres (7.9芒聙?8 in). It has lance-shaped leaves near the base and several erect, naked stems holding the flowers. Each flower head has a center of brownish or reddish purple disc florets and a fringe of ray florets which are about one to three centimeters long and yellow to reddish with dark bases. The fruit is a stout, hairy achene which may be over a centimeter long including the long, spiky pappus. Common Name: blanket flower Type: Herbaceous perennial Family: Asteraceae Zone: 3 to 8 Height: 0.75 to 1 feet Spread: 0.75 to 1 feet Bloom Time: May to September Bloom Color: Orange, Red Bloom Description: Orange-red Sun: Full sun Water: Dry to medium Maintenance: Low Flowers: Showy Flowers Wildlife: Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies Tolerates: Drought Uses: Will Naturalize Culture Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers moist, organically rich soils that drain well but tolerates dry soils and drought. Performs poorly in unamended, heavy clay soils typically found in the St. Louis area. Deadheading spent flowers is not necessary, but will tidy the planting and may encourage additional bloom. If flowering declines or stops in summer, consider cutting back plants to encourage a fall bloom. Noteworthy Characteristics Gaillardia aristata is a species of blanket flower that is native from North Dakota to Colorado west to California and British Columbia. It typically grows in clumps to 30芒聙?tall and is found primarily in dry sites on meadows, prairies, grasslands, mountain foothills and at lower mountain elevations to 9000芒聙? It features orange-red daisy-like flowers (to 3芒聙?diameter) with yellow tipped rays. Blooms late spring to fall. Lance-shaped gray-green leaves may be pinnately lobed near the base of the plant. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. In areas where goldfinches are present, gardeners should consider leaving some spent flowerheads for the birds. Gaillardia is sometimes commonly called blanket flower in probable reference to the resemblance of its rich and warm flower colors and patterns to blankets woven by Native Americans. However, some authorities suggest that the name blanket flower was originally derived from the habit of wild species plants to form colonies that blanket the ground. Specific epithet means bristly in reference to the hairs that cover the flowerhead receptacles, stems and leaves. Problems No serious insect or disease problems. Root rot may occur in poorly drained soils, particularly during periods of protracted heavy summer rains. Species plants are generally susceptible to powdery mildew, aster yellows and fungal leaf spot diseases. Hang
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