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INDIAN BLANKET

#1327 | Gallardia pulchella

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INDIAN BLANKET

#1327 | Gallardia pulchella

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Summary

Indian Blanket is the state wildflower of Oklahoma. It is an annual, native to the central region of the United States. Indian blanket is a bunch type flowering species known for its excellent drought hardiness. It is typically found growing along roadsides and in prairies, preferring sandy soil. Indian blanket is characteristically very drought tolerant and grows well in marginally fertile soils. The dense colonies of bright red and yellow pinwheel-shaped flowers make a stunning displayed when at the peak of flowering. Indian blanket is a prolific reseeder if allowed to reach maturity.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
1 - Northwest Coastal, 2 - California Coastal, 3 - Southern Mountain, 4 - Mountain, 5 - Midwest, 6 - Northeast Lakes, 9 - Southeast, 11 - South Texas, 12 - Southwest
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Temperature Zone
Warm, Cool, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Height
12" - 24"
Bloom Period
Summer
Bloom Color
Red
Bloom Description

1 to 2 inches across, pinwheel of orange to reddish, yellow, and brown

Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Annual
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Fall
Plant Depth
0.125"
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
154,000
Kingdom
Plantae
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
Super Division
Spermatophyta
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
Magnoliopsida
Subclass
Asteridae
Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Gaillardia
Species
Gallardia pulchella

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 4 oz/1000 sq ft or 10 lbs/acre

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Applications

Landscaping

Attractive in mass plantings as well as in species mixes.

Wildlife

Insect attractant and cover for game birds.

Prairie

Desirable color component in most prairies.

Pollinator Beneficial Plants

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