Blanket Flower

Gaillardia aristata syn. G. grandiflora

How to plant Gaillardia seeds

Gaillardias, also known as blanket flowers are easy-to-grow, sun-loving, first-year flowering perennials. Gaillardias offer you an exceptionally long season of garden color.

ARIZONA SERIES Gaillardia Seeds

Flowering up to 1 month earlier than other gaillardia, Arizona series plants begin flowering in late spring, and continue until frost. The dwarf, 12 in. tall plants provide you an abundance of 3-4 in. flowers, beginning the first year.

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ARIZONA SUN Gaillardia

Hot mahogany-red flowers, edged bright yellow. Arizona Sun gaillardia is an All-America Selections Winner. Winter hardy to zone 3.

25 seeds - $2.99

Gaillardia Arizona Apricot plant blooming. PR01180


Flowers are golden-yellow at petal edge, apricot in the center. More subtle than its flashier kin, Arizona Apricot is quite beautiful. It is an especially easy gaillardia to blend with other perennials. Arizona Apricot gaillardia is an All-America Selections Winner. Winter hardy to zone 2.

25 seeds - $2.99

Arizona Red Shades gaillardia PR11890


The rosy-red flowers are tipped in yellow. Arizona Red Shades gaillardia is an All-America Selections Winner. Winter hardy to zone 3.

25 seeds - $2.99

Tokajer gaillardia. PR05041

TOKAJER Gaillardia

Huge 4 in. blooms are colored in a unique mango-orange shade. Each flower petal is tipped in peach. Plants grow to 2 ft. tall. Tokajer is an outstanding, rarely offered gaillardia. Winter hardy to zone 2.

100 seeds - $2.99

Amber Wheels gaillardia. PR01199


Amber Wheels gaillardia is one of a kind. The extra-large, golden flowers have showy amber-red centers. Robust, 30-36 in. tall plants bloom continuously from late spring through early autumn, are winter hardy to zone 3. Amber Wheels gaillardia combines beautifully with Violet hollyhock.

25 seeds - $3.49

MESA SERIES Gaillardia Seeds

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MESA YELLOW Gaillardia

The first yellow hybrid gaillardia from seed. Mesa Yellow plants are vigorous, well-branched, and early flowering. The 3 in. wide, intense-yellow, non-fade flowers appear the first year. Uniform, 18 in. tall plants bloom over a long summer and fall season. Mesa Yellow gaillardia is an All-America Selections Winner. Winter hardy to zone 2.

20 seeds - $3.99

Gaillardia aristata Mesa Bright Bicolor bloom. PR10718


Mesa Bright Bicolor flower petals are colored gold, and banded red at the base. Amount of gold varies according to growing conditions, blooms always display more yellow tones than other bicolor gaillardias. Flowers will not fade, even in hottest climates. The neat, branching, heavy-blooming plants grow 16-18 in. tall. Mesa Bright Bicolor gaillardia plants will flower the first year, are winter hardy to zone 5.

20 seeds - $3.99

Gaillardia Mesa Peach. PR10717

MESA PEACH Gaillardia

Brilliant golden-yellow flowers blend into peachy-orange centers. Mesa Peach gaillardia is a sturdy, well-branched, 14-16 in. tall perennial. Plants flower all summer and into the fall. Winter hardy to zone 5.

20 seeds - $ 3.99

Gaillardia Single Mix. PR01498

SINGLE MIX Gaillardia

A dazzling mix of gaillardias, with some of the best flower colors available. Single Mix gaillardia will bloom continuously throughout the summer and fall. The 2-3 ft. tall plants are easy to grow from seed, and fast to flower. Winter hardy to zone 2.

200 seeds - $2.49

Gaillardia aristata Burgundy plant covered in flowers. PR00859

BURGUNDY Gaillardia

Burgundy gaillardia is a tough, easy-to-grow, heavy-flowering, 2-3 ft. tall perennial. Large, solid burgundy-colored flowers appear over a long summer and fall season. Winter hardy to zone 2.

50 seeds - $2.49

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How to Plant gaillardia Seeds

Plant gaillardia: Sow gaillaria seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds, in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 12-18 in. apart. Thin seedlings to the strongest plant.

Grow gaillardia: Plants flower stronger and longer in full sun with moderate water. Gaillardia plants are tough; they are heat and drought tolerant, and rabbit and deer resistant. Gaillardias are first-year flowering perennials, they bloom continuously from late spring or early summer until frost. Blooms attract bees and butterflies, are excellent cut flowers. Plants self-sow. Gaillardia is among the easiest to grow perennial flowers.