Blanket Flower

Gaillardia aristata syn. G. grandiflora

How to plant Gaillardia seeds

Gaillardias, also known as blanket flowers are sun loving, first-year flowering perennials. Plants are easy to grow, heat and drought tolerant, and rabbit and deer resistant. Gaillardias bring a long season of color to your garden beds or borders, and patio containers.

ARIZONA SERIES Gaillardia Seeds

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

Gaillardia Arizona Sun - Gaillardia aristata
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ARIZONA SUN Gaillardia Seeds

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

Arizona Apricot gaillardia
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ARIZONA APRICOT Gaillardia Seeds

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

Gaillardia Arizona Red Shades - Gaillardia aristata
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Rosy-red flowers tipped in yellow. Arizona Red Shades gaillardia is an All-America Selections Winner. Winter hardy to zone 3.

25 seeds - $2.99

Gaillardia Tokajer - Gaillardia aristata PR05041

TOKAJER Gaillardia Seeds

Tokajer gaillardia flowers are huge, up to 4 in. across. Petals are mango orange with tips dipped in peach. Blooms are held high on long, strong wiry stems — they are excellent cut flowers.

Flowers are produced in great numbers the first year from July through October. Plants grow to 2-3 ft. tall and are winter hardy to zone 2.

Tokajer gaillardia was a top performer in our 2017 test garden.

100 seeds - $2.99

Gaillardia Amber Wheels - Gaillardia aristata PR01199

AMBER WHEELS Gaillardia Seeds

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. Winter hardy to zone 3.

Grow Amber Wheels gaillardia with Chater's Violet hollyhock.

15 seeds - $2.99

MESA SERIES Gaillardia Seeds

Gaillardia Mesa Red - perennial flower seeds
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MESA REDGaillardia

Mesa Red gaillardia produces 3 in. medium to deep red non-fade flowers the first year. The 14-16 in. tall plants are vigorous, uniform, heat and drought tolerant, with a long season of bloom. Winter hardy to zone 5.

20 seeds - $3.99

Gaillardia aristata Mesa Yellow - Gaillardia aristata
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MESA YELLOW Gaillardia Seeds

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 5.

20 seeds - $3.99

Gaillardia Mesa Bright Bicolor PR10718


Mesa Bright Bicolor flower petals are gold, marked in red at the base. The amount of gold in the petals will vary according to growing conditions — the flowers will always display more yellow tones than other bicolor gaillardias. Flowers will not fade even in hottest climates. Neat, branching, heavy flowering plants grow to 16-18 inches tall. A first year flowering perennial. Winter hardy to zone 5.

20 seeds - $ 3.99

Gaillardia Mesa Peach - Gaillardia aristata PR10717

MESA PEACH Gaillardia Seeds

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.

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Gaillardia Single Mix - Gaillardia aristata PR01498

SINGLE MIX Gaillardia Seeds

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

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How to Plant and Grow Gaillardia

Bee introduces how to plant - Gaillardia aristata

Plant Gaillardia Seeds: 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. Gaillardias do not require deadheading to continue to flower; plants will grow fuller and live longer when old blooms are removed. Flowers attract bees and butterflies, are excellent cut flowers. Plants self-sow. Gaillardia is among the easiest to grow perennial flowers.