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Indian Blanket/Firewheel
(Gaillardia pulchella)

Indian Blanket
Its hardy nature and showy red and yellow flowers make Indian Blanket an impressive sight along roadsides and in fields and pastures, sometimes covering large areas. It blooms almost throughout the year in some parts of Texas, with the showiest display in late Spring. It is gown throughout the United States. It is a very good choice for coastal beach-front property and sand dune reclamation. As a cut flower, it has a vase-life of 6-10 days.

The Facts..

DESCRIPTION:
  • Petal-like ray flowers are usually red with yellow, three-lobed tips. Red or deep purple centers contain many tiny, tubular disk flowers.
  • 1-2 feet high
  • Blooms MARCH - SEPTEMBER. (Occasional watering will extend the blooming period.)
PLANTING:
  • FALL-WINTER-SPRING
  • Plant in well-drained soils in FULL SUN.
  • 1/8" - Sow seeds 1/8" deep or gently rake them in. If possible, gently water them in after sowing and continue to keep them damp until they are established.
  • At 55-70 degrees F, seeds should sprout in 15-45 days.
SEEDING:
  • 10 pounds per acre
  • 1 packet covers 75 square feet
Grows well with other wildflowers. State Flower of Oklahoma. Can be used in pastures, roadsides, hillsides, meadows, and wildflower and floral gardens.



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