Gaillardia Pulchella Mix


Gaillardia Pulchella Mix

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Gaillardia pulchella, commonly known as Indian blanket, firewheel, or blanketflower, is a wildflower native to North and South America. It belongs to the Asteraceae family, which includes sunflowers and daisies. The most distinctive feature of Gaillardia pulchella is its vibrant and striking flowers. The flowers have a daisy-like appearance with a central disk surrounded by ray florets. The disk is typically dark red or brown, and the ray florets vary in color, ranging from yellow to orange or red. The plant has deeply lobed or toothed leaves that are generally hairy. The foliage is typically green and adds to the overall attractiveness of the plant. Gaillardia pulchella is well-adapted to a variety of habitats, including prairies, meadows, and open woodlands. It is often found in disturbed areas and along roadsides. The plant produces its eye-catching flowers from late spring through early fall, making it a popular choice for gardens and landscapes. Indian blanket flowers are not only valued for their ornamental qualities but also hold cultural significance. They are sometimes used in Native American traditional medicine and are considered important in some folkloric contexts. Gaillardia pulchella is typically easy to grow, thriving in well-drained soil and full sunlight. It is known for its tolerance to drought conditions, making it a resilient choice for various climates. The flowers of Gaillardia pulchella attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the area where it grows.

Sowing Advice

For best results, seeds are sown directly into the ground where required in the spring. Alternatively, sow in late winter/early spring in gentle warmth, 15-20 degrees C. Prick out into small 3 inch or 7 cm. pots and plant in final position when the plants are established.

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Key Facts


Common name:Indian blanket, firewheel, blanketflower

Classification:Hardy annual


Packet Content:100+ (Approx)

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