Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket, Blanket Flower, Firewheel Seed
(gah-LAR-dee-ah  pul-KEL-uh or pull-SELL-ah)
Easyliving Native Perennial Wildflowers
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Gaillardia pulchella Blanket Flower Indian blanket Habitat Bloom Period Color Height inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Gailardia pulchella, indian blanket picture, firewheel picture, blanket flower picture sun late spring -
early fall
Red & Yellow 12 to 30 inches dry to average 12 to 18 inches Annual

 Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket, Blanket Flower, Firewheel
photos by cj

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Gaillardia pulchella seed
Firewheel, Blanket Flower

approximate
number of seeds

approx. coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $2.50

150 30

1 ounce -  $6.00

9,000 250

1 pound - $42.00

150,000 4,000

Gaillardia pulchella has several common names including Indian Blanket, Blanket Flower, and Firewheel.  Indian Blanket Flower, the state wildflower of Oklahoma is an impressive and beautiful native flower found growing along roadsides, in fields and pastures, sometimes covering large areas.  Galardia pulchella seems to thrive in heat and is native from Colorado and New Mexico east to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Louisiana: introduced in Missouri east to the Atlantic states.  Full sun and good drainage are essential.  Gaillardia pulchella flower heads are  daisylike blossoms having dark reddish brown domed centers with yellow and red ray flowers, usually red marked with brilliant yellow on the ends of the petals.  Indian Blanket Flower seeds take approximately 20 days to sprout with the first blooms appearing approximately 3 months later.  Indian Blanket flower blooms from mid-summer until frost and is an astounding cut flower.

The map below shows areas where native Gaillardia pulchella Blanket Flower wildflowers grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a wider area than shown.  USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 9.  Aster Family ( Asteraceae)

Gaillardia pulchella
Indian Blanket Flower

Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Louisiana
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin

 

Gaillardia pulchella Blanket Flower Firewheel State Distributional Map

Alabama
Arizona

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The minimum seed order amount is $10, this can be a combination of different seeds.

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =    $3.00 shipping
$20.01 - $50.00    =    $4.00 shipping
$50.01-$100.00    =    $5.00 shipping

over $100.00    =    5 % of subtotal

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Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket, Blanket Flower, Firewheel
Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.