Gaillardia Aristata | Blanket Flower | Common Gaillardia

Gaillardia aristata is a flowering plant that belongs to the sunflower family. This plant has the capabilities to grow in various habitats. It is considered a Perennials herb that grows up to 20-70 cm. The leaves of these flowers are in a lance shape. And located close to the base and many erect. Its stems are naked that holds the flowers beautifully. Each Blanket flower possesses a reddish or brown purple disc at its central position. Along with this, this flowering plant has dark bases.

Suitable Environment To Grow:

This flower thrives to grow in full sun and good drainage soil. The ideal place to grow flowers is sandy or rocky places.

Common Names:

There are various common names of Gaillardia Aristata:

  • Blanket flower
  • Common gaillardia
  • Great blanket flower

Scientific Name:

 Gaillardia Aristata Prush


These flowers are available in reddish-purple, yellow and brownish colours.

Blooming Time:

The best time to grow these flowers is from May to September.


This flower is native to North America. And widely spread in various regions of East and South such as Arizona, Connecticut and Illinois.

Regions In Which It is Naturalized:

Blanket flower is also naturalized in various parts of the world such as Australia, South America and Europe.


Asteraceae is its family.






 These flowers mostly attracts birds, Butterflies towards their beauty.


Gaillardia aristata tolerates dry and drought soils.


Full sun is essential for its healthy growth.


The water requirements of this plant range from dry to medium.


 Common Gaillardia does not need extra care and maintenance.

Frequently Asked Question:

1.What are the problems faced by Gaillardia?

There are various problems that this flower may face:

  • If the soil has no good drainage then its roots can be damage.
  • Powdery mildew, a fungal disease can also cause the death of this plant.

2.What is the average height of a Great blanket flower?

Flawlessly, these flowers can grow up to 36 inches in a compact mound. But most often it grows up to 12-18 inches.

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