Gaillardia aristata Also known as Blanketflower. When I first laid eyes on this in a nursery, it stood out from the pack. Burgundy has all the toughness of a prairie native enhanced with the solid deep wine color of a sophisticated garden-tour specimen. 3–4" daisy-like flowers bloom all summer on 2–3' plants. A favorite of butterflies and of gardeners who like to bring cutflowers inside. Low-maintenance prairie native likes light dry well-drained soil and full sun. Plant 18–24" apart. Perennial, Zones 4-10. ~280 seeds/g. Especially attractive to pollinators.③
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All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.