Gaillardia x grandiflora Hort. ex Van Houtte

Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket

Family: Compositae

Genus: Gaillardia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: 2 to 3' tall, 2' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun


Flowers yellow and maroon in combination. Using an annual (Gaillardia pulchella) in the cross has reduced the longevity of the plant but made it more floriferous. May not be winter cold that kills the plant but rather wet winters (Armitage).



'Grandiflora' means large-flowered.

Hybrid between Gaillardia aristata and Gaillardia pulchella.

Published in J. Gén. Hort. 12: 1 t1183 in 1857.


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