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Blanket Flower
Scientific Name: Gaillardia grandiflora Van Houtte
Family: Asteraceae
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia  grandiflora)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zone as annual
USDA: 4-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Good

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Garden hybrid

Growth Habits: Evergreen to 3 feet high (90 cm)

Watering Needs: Light watering

Propagation: Divide plants in late winter, seeds in spring, root cuttings in Summer

Gaillardia grandiflora is an hybrid of Gaillardia aristata Gaillardia pulchella.

Cultural Practices:
Sow indoor at 70 to 85F (21 to 29C). Plant 6 week seedlings 12 inches apart (30 cm), or sow in place. Do well in sandy, well drained soil.

Blooming Habits:
In Phoenix, the Blanket Flower blooms from March until the end of November. Depending on the location, and watering, it will stop blooming during the summer heat and look pretty beat up, then restart in September. The Gaillardia bloom is a good cut flower. Remove faded blooms to encourage further flowering, and trim back regularly to prevent it from becoming weedy.

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