Gaillardia Seeds - Pulchella
Approximate seeds per pound: 153,000
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 12 - 24 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: Red and yellow
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, lean, pH 6.2 - 7.2
Temperature: 70 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 42 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/8 inch
Sowing Rate: 4 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 12 pounds per acre
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 inches
Care & Maintenance: Gaillardia
Indian Blanket (Gaillardia Pulchella) - Easy to grow from flower seeds, the Indian Blanket wildflower was approved as Oklahoma's official state wildflower in 1986. It is a beauty that should be in every wildflower garden with its large, showy flowers that reach 2 - 3 inches in diameter and begin to bloom in May and usually continue until September.
Indian Blanket flowers usually appear in late spring and signal the beginning of summer in many parts of the country. With their showy, concentric bands of red and yellow blazing across wide expanses of land, they do indeed resemble colorful Indian blankets. Gaillardia wildflower seed should be planted where it will get lots of sun. They can tolerate some drought after being established, but flower best when kept evenly moist. They also do well in containers and window boxes. If you want to keep the wildflower blooming longer and looking nicer, deadheading is important. Let a few of the flowers go to seed to encourage seed distribution in late fall. The fallen wild flower seed will sprout and bloom the following spring.
Indian Blanket flowers are grown easily from wild flower seeds. They can be directly seeded into your wild flower garden. Plant Indian Blanket seeds early in the season and cover lightly with 1/8 inch of fine garden or potting soil. Or, broadcast spread them over an area, and lightly rake the Gaillardia seed into the soil.