Gaillardia pulchella

Latin Name: Gaillardia pulchella
Common Name: Indian Blanket, basket flower, firewheel.
Mature Height (ft): 8-20"
Mature Width: 8"

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Mulch: Inorganic.

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Our showiest native wildflower; an annual. Little care required. Grows along roadsides and in natural areas throughout our region. Gaillardias are popular these days, with many new introductions all the time. G. pulchella is a good choice for seeding in prairie areas with other native grasses and wildflowers.

Use in Garden

Native plant garden. Near the front and in a sunny location in a mixed bed or border. Habitat garden. Xeric garden. Shortgrass prairie.


G. pulchella is an annual, so let it reseed for next year's plants.