South GA Seed Company
Indian blanket flower, also known as Gaillardia, is a beautiful wildflower native to North and South America. The plant gets its name from its brightly colored flowers that resemble the patterns found on Native American blankets. The flowers have a daisy-like appearance, with deep red or yellow petals and a brownish-red center. Indian blanket flowers are hardy and easy to care for, making them a popular choice for gardens and landscaping. They thrive in full sun and well-drained soil, and can tolerate drought conditions. The plant can grow up to three feet tall and two feet wide, and blooms from early summer to early fall. In addition to their ornamental value, Indian blanket flowers are also beneficial to pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
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How to grow
Choose a location: Blanket flowers thrive in full sun and well-draining soil. Choose a spot in your garden that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Prepare the soil: Make sure the soil is well-draining by adding compost or sand if necessary. You can also mix in some slow-release fertilizer to give your seeds a boost. Plant the seeds: Blanket flower seeds can be planted directly in the soil in spring or fall. Sow the seeds about 1/4 inch deep and 6-12 inches apart. Water the soil gently to keep it moist but not saturated. Care for your plants: Once the seedlings emerge, thin them out to about 6-12 inches apart. Water the plants regularly, but be careful not to overwater. Deadhead the spent flowers to encourage new growth. Enjoy your blooms: Blanket flowers will bloom from early summer to fall and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. Cut the flowers for bouquets or leave them on the plant to enjoy in your garden.