Gaillardia Seeds - Gaillardia Pulchella Indian Blanket Wildflower Seed

Gaillardia Seeds - Pulchella

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Flower Specifications

Approximate seeds per pound: 153,000

Season: Annual

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

Planting Directions

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 are grown easily from wild flower seeds.

Late spring blooms

Indian Blanket usually appears in late spring and signal the beginning of summer in many parts of the country. With their showy bands of red and yellow blazing across wide expanses of land, they do indeed resemble colorful Indian blankets.

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How to grow

How To Grow Indian Blanket From Seed: 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.

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.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 12 pounds per acre
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 42 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and birds
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
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Flower Specifications

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.

  • Height: 12 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes