Gaillardia Flowers (aka Blanket Flowers)

Plant easy-to-grow, summer-long blooms that last

If you don’t know the name gaillardia, there’s a good chance it’s because you’ve heard it called by its common name, the blanket flower. Gaillardia is an easy to grow, hardy plant and it’s a great full-sun plant to add to your garden. The blanket flower is also just as happy as a container plant on your patio, front porch or at the end of your sidewalk greeting visitors. Gaillardia are wildflowers that actually prefer dry conditions and are drought-tolerant plants. They also can tolerate the full sun, humidity and even cold. This makes them one of the easiest and most vibrant flowers you can grow in your garden, especially if you’re new to gardening or looking for an urban-friendly perennial.

To grow, give this plant plenty of water and feed it the first year. Once established, it will continue to give you years of beauty in the garden or as a cut flower. Plant your gaillardia flower in clusters for a wow factor in your garden, or you can plant single plants sporadically throughout your garden for a pop of surprise color. Gaillardia comes in several colors—from red to apricot and includes bicolors of red and yellow daisy-shaped flowers. Blanket flowers bloom from early summer through fall for color that will bring joy all season long.

Enjoy the gorgeous pest- and disease-free Jackson & Perkins blanket flower in any sunny spot in your garden and bring in the blooms to decorate your home, too.

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