blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)

single many petalled yellow tipped red flower

blanket flower


Common name: blanket flower
Botanical name:  Gaillardia aristata

Light: full sun
Height: 12 – 36 inches
Water: moderate to low, drought tolerant once established
Soil type: well-drained light, sandy infertile soils

Short-lived perennial wildflower with yellow daisy-like flowers and red centers; blooms midsummer; fast growing; thrives with some water; attracts butterflies; reseeds easily


  • several yellow blanket flowers with checkerspot butterflies
    a checkerspot favorite