Gaillardia aristata (Blanketflower)

Fairly drought tolerant; full sun to partial shade. Perennial with yellow and red daisy-like flowers (exception: 'Meriwiether' variety flower petals are solid yellow, no red), blooms June to September. Occurs along prairies, foothills, and roadsides and is suitable for use in mixtures for erosion control or beautification.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Bunch

Mature Height: 12-24 in.

Bloom Color: Yellow/Red or Yellow

Bloom Period: June-September

Annual Precipitation: 16-30 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Shade

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen fixation: No

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.5-7.9


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 186,00

Seeding Rate: 0.25-2.0 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Meriwether - Intended for northern latitudes. Selected for uniformity in time of flowering, plant stature, seed maturity, and seedhead abundance. Intended for rehabilitation of disturbed sites or in low maintenance landscapes. Easily distinguished from more commonly available blankflowers due to the complete lack of red pigment on the petals (i.e., Meriwether petals are completely yellow). (Released 2011, source of ecotype: Montana & Wyoming)