Blanket Flower, Gaillardia aristata


Unlike the short-lived, fat, red, blanket flowers that you might find at your local garden center, gaillardia aristata is a true Minnesota native! Principally a northwestern inhabitant of the mixed grass prairies, it is a fantastic garden flower due to its bright showy flowers and exceptionally long bloom time. This species is declining in Minnesota along with the species of insects that depend upon it for their survival such as the federally endangered Dakota skipper. Due to its threatened status, it is now listed as a species of special concern in Minnesota.

Size: 12-18″
Sun: Full, Partial
Soil: Medium, Dry
Bloom Time: June, July, August, October
Advantages: Pollinator Favorite Deer Resistant Highly recommended for home gardens



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