Gaillardia, the Blanket flowers, is a genus of drought-tolerant
annual and perennial plants from the sunflower family, native
to North and South America. The common name refers to the
inflorescence's resemblance to brightly patterned blankets
made by native Americans.
Other Names: Rosering Gaillardia, Blanket
Flower, Common Gaillardia, Firewheel, Indian Blanket,
Indian Blanketflower, Sundance,
Descriptions: Gaillardias have bright
vibrant flowers with colorful concentric rings,
and the petals give the appearance of a symetrical
jagged edge to the blossom.
Size: Gaillardia will grow from 8 to 24
Symbolism: Not known.
Grow Details: Gaillardia are tolerant
easy to grow perennials, with a high drought tolerance.
Soil Type: Dry -
Well Drained Soil
Soil PH: PH 6.0-7.5 (Tolerant)
Water: High Drought Tolerance
Light: Full Sun
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Height: Gaillardia will grow from
8 to 24 inches tall.
Flower Colors: Orange, Red, Yellow,
Burgundy, Brown, Multi-Color
Propagation: Propagate with seeds
Division/Transplants: Divide every
2- 3 years.
Blooming Period: Summer to Early
Herbal Remedy Properties: Gaillardia plants
were used as a diuretic, and taken to relieve
painful urination. An infusion of the leaves was
also taken and a poultice applied externally,
in the treatment of gout. For sinus or indigestion
headaches, the Gaillardia was mashed and steeped
in water or vinegar, and the resulting solution
is applied to the head.
Native Area: Gaillardia are native to
North America and Mexico.
Other: Gaillardia is the Oklahoma State
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