Native Blanket Flower Blankets Gardens in Bold Color 

Bold colors and easy care make native blanket flower (Gaillardia) a spectacular garden accent. How to use this beautiful plant to color your garden:   

Choose native blanket flower types for your climate and garden design. Find cultivars with huge, spectacular flowers in red, orange, yellow, and other vivid colors.  

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Sunlight and well-draining soil are needed for blanket flowers. Once established, these plants tolerate dry conditions and full light. 

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Planting: Space blanket flower plants 12-18 inches apart, depending on type and maturity. Plant them in clusters to fill garden beds and borders with vibrant color.  

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Blanket flowers are drought-tolerant once established, but they need regular watering in the first growing season to create strong roots. Water deeply but rarely, letting the soil dry between waterings.  

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Remove spent flowers to extend blooming and encourage year-round blooming. Deadheading keeps plants neat and prevents garden self-seeding.  

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Create a wildlife-friendly landscape with blanket flowers and native and perennial plants that match their rich colors.  

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