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Blanket Flower Seeds

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1/4 Pound
Price: $10.95
1 Pound
Price: $34.95
5 Pounds
Price: $169.95
10 Pounds
Price: $329.95

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Quick Overview

One of the great glories of the plains and the west. It makes masses of color and blooms for months. Perennial.

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Details
SKU GALG
Common Name Blanket Flower or Firewheel
Botanical Name Gaillardia aristata
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red, Yellow
Estimated Mature Height 18-30 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 131,995
Soil Moisture Dry, Average
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native to North American plains
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Showy Flowers
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
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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4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (7)
  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Reliable growth (5)
  • Vivid colors (4)
  • Pest resistant (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Erosion control (5)
    • Large areas (3)
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    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    a little seed goes a long way

    By One Plant at a Time

    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.

       
      5.0

      Only DEER PROOF FLOWER THATS TRUELY DEER

      By Jeff barns

      from South Carolina

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      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!!!

         
        5.0

        Fiery blanket of color easy to grow

        By Julies Green Thumb

        from Livermore CO

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        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.

         
        1.0

        Highly Disappointed

        By Pam L

        from Idaho

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              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 docknee

              from Murphy, NC

              About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              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 Mike E

                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 zonkel

                    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 Church Gardener

                    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 firebug84

                    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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