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Blanket Flower

Gaillardia spp.

Also known as

Jam Tarts

Gaillardia in Aspen (91273) by Rhododendrites (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size







  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Blanket Flower Overview

Also known as blanket flowers, this genus contains around 24 annual and short-lived perennials. They produce bright, daisy-like flowers in colours of red, orange, yellow or combinations of these colours, usually with purple, red-brown or yellow, hairy centres. This genus has been developed, with multiple cultivars produced for ornamental use, some are bushier, others with larger or longer-lasting flowers.

Common problems with Blanket Flower

How to propagate Blanket Flower


Propagate species by seed in autumn or spring, selected forms by root cuttings in winter.


Other uses of Blanket Flower

Cut flowers, meadow plantings, borders

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