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Native to the plains and Western U.S., Blanket Flower adds vibrant, bold color to any sunny garden and blooms for months. This perennial Gaillardia is extremely easy to grow and will dazzle the summer garden year after year with spectacular blooms. Blanket Flower is deer resistant and makes for striking cut flowers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 18-30 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU GALG

Plant Information

Flowers of the perennial version of the gaillardia are a little larger than the annual—often up to 3 or 4 inches across, for a real spectacle of color. Effect is so bright, fine flower snobs in the English garden literature often are “shocked” by the “horrid” clashing colors. Not so in nature—a wildflower meadow takes on all colors and loves them all! Common names range from Blanket Flower to Indian Blanket (usually reserved for the annual version) and Firewheel. Seed is fluffy when gathered. See annual, G. pulchella.

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Associated SKUs
GALG
GALQP (1/4 Pound)
GALLB (1 Pound)
GALLB5 (5 Pounds)
GALLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Blanket Flower or Firewheel
Botanical Name Gaillardia aristata
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red, Yellow
Mature Height 18-30 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 1,089 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,355 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 21,775 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1 acre
Seeds Per Pound 131,995
Soil Moisture Dry, Average
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Most of the United States
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Deer Resistant, Native
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (7)
  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Reliable growth (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Erosion control (5)
  • Garden (4)
  • Large areas (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (10), Getting started (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Carefree, Colorful Repeat Bloomer

flowers vary in color and shape, attractive foliage, long and repeat bloomer,

flowers vary in color and shape, attractive foliage, long and repeat bloomer,

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Highly Disappointed

Followed the planting instructions and had poor results with very, very low germination. I contacted American Meadows for resolution and several weeks have gone by without a word from them. Highly disappointed in...Read complete review

Followed the planting instructions and had poor results with very, very low germination. I contacted American Meadows for resolution and several weeks have gone by without a word from them. Highly disappointed in both the seeds and their customer service. I will find a new seed supplier.

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4.0

Very pretty

By 

from South West Virginia

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Pros

  • Hardy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

    I purchased poppies and coreopsis as well as these for a special area. These seeds took when the others did not. They are very attractive

     
    5.0

    Beautiful flowers

    By 

    from Emerald Isle, north carolina

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Butterfly And Bee Attract
    • Hardy
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

      Used these in a sand dune behind my house. Mixed with topsoil and they were great.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Preparation essential for confident germination rate

      By 

      from Conroe, TX

      About Me Getting Started

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      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bright Well-drained

        Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

        My experience is that to ensure successful germination it is extremely helpful to prepare planting site well. I planted in the fall well before first frost. It does pay off to remove weeds, grasses and broadleaf, including roots and to loosen top inch or so of soil. I also removed low limbs of adjacent trees to optimize lighting. Planting consisted of simply hand-broadcast seeds and walking over flower beds to insure seeds embedding into soil, not covering them with soil. I watered the beds until the seeds sprouted and appeared stable and growing. I also lightly raked dropped tree leaves so seedlings didn't get smothered. It's now mid-October and we've had continuous blooms since early May (Houston area).

        I have tried tossing the same flower seeds in grassy and weedy areas. I would rate germination as poor to fair. Many plants that did start died as juveniles, probably from competition with existing grasses/weeds and inconsistent early-on hand watering.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        1.0

        Questionable

        By 

        from Manitowoc, WI

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

          Put the seeds in a patch of grass shortly after receiving the packet. Unfortunately, none germinated????

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          a little seed goes a long way

          By 

          from North Carolina

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Erosion Control

            Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

            I used Blanket flower on my land as it is drought resistant and easy to grow. I also like that the plants have bloomed 2 times this summer, and the Gold Finches have loved the seeds. I grew the plants in containers and transplanted them onto my land, the seed germinated well and have transplanted easily.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Only DEER PROOF FLOWER THATS TRUELY DEER

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            from South Carolina

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            Pros

            • Deer Proof
            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Deer Proof
              • Erosion Control
              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

              As mentioned by others, easy to grow, easy to care once plants are established. My main point I'd like to express is I live in an area that has a HUGE deer population. Every plant or bulb that is supposedly DEER PROOF I've tried gets eaten by deer. Blanket Flowers they rarely touch. Daffodils and blanket flowers are the only two things I've bought that are disliked by deer.
              I bought a 1/4 pound of blanket flower years ago and the seeds are easy to collect for continual use year after year if collected at the right time. For the price, which is cheap here, you should try these beautiful flowers. Also as long as you water them the first month or so until when there is now rain and water every so often they will reward you with plants that have multiple flowers per plant. They are very drought resistant but watering them is a plus. Does well even in poor soil, sandy soil. DEER PROOF!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fiery blanket of color easy to grow

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              from Livermore CO

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              Pros

              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

              • No cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Erosion Control
              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

              The Blanket flower is very colorful flower in red, yellow, that is very hardy and drought tolerant. It does like sandy soil and full sun light, but can survive in most soil types. In early summer the blanket of petals, emerge, to have ruffled appearance on the ends. The butterflies are drawn to the flowers for nectar.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Highly Disappointed

              By 

              from Idaho

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              Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

              Followed the planting instructions and had poor results with very, very low germination. I contacted American Meadows for resolution and several weeks have gone by without a word from them. Highly disappointed in both the seeds and their customer service. I will find a new seed supplier.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perennial for all areas and soils

              By 

              from Murphy, NC

              About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

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              Pros

              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Reliable Growth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Erosion Control

                Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

                A fantastic perennial for problem areas in clay and rocky soils like have have here in the mountains of Western NC. Easy to grow and they help with erosion control to some degree. Lots of color for a very long bloom season - a real native winner!

                 
                4.0

                grew good, but do not look like picture

                By 

                from Troy, NY

                About Me Getting Started

                Pros

                • Fragrant
                • Low Maintenance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

                    Grew the best of any wildflower I attempted to grow this year, but I got a majority of the pink and purple flowers growing and scattered of anything else.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This perennial is dependable bloomer!!!!

                    By 

                    from Jackson Mississippi

                    About Me Avid Gardener, Forester, Natural areas

                    Pros

                    • BLOOMS FOR MONTHS
                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Pest Resistant
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • RETURNS YEAR AFTER YEAR
                    • TOLERATES DROUGHT VWELL
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                    • Flower colors fade-1mo

                    Best Uses

                    • Border Control
                    • Cut Flowers
                    • Erosion Control
                    • Large Areas

                    Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

                    This is one of my favorite plants found in the Southeastern seed mix. Blanketflower has showstopping colors great in a butterfly garden/natural area. Blanketflower plants have withstood drought on our clay soil and returned for several years now. They are the most dependable of the perennials from the mix, along with Coneflower and Gloriosa daisy.

                    Blanketflower is a must-have!!!!

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Carefree, Colorful Repeat Bloomer

                    By 

                    from Rumson, NJ

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Forms mounding plants
                    • Hardy
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Vigorous grower

                    Cons

                    • Overflows bed edges

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedding
                    • Garden

                    Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

                    flowers vary in color and shape, attractive foliage, long and repeat bloomer,

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great seed

                    By 

                    from Phoenix and Cottonwood Arizona

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Indoors
                    • Lawn
                    • Outdoors
                    • Patio

                    Comments about American Meadows Blanket Flower Seeds:

                    One of the most beautiful wild flowers in AZ and the seeds I got from here had a fantastic germination rate. Most every seed produced a flower.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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