Gaillardia aristata – Blanketflower
Beautiful, two-tone blooms persist from early summer until frost. Will add a cheeriness to any garden or prairie. Attractive to a variety of pollinators especially green sweat bees.
Beautiful purple blooms appear in the heat of the summer. An easy going species with a high-level of drought tolerance once established. A pollinator favorite.
Height : 1-3 feet (30-90 cm)
Blooming Period : July to October
Light : Full Sun to Part Shade
Water : Dry to Medium
Soil : Sand, Loam, Clay
Zone : 3-8
Native Ontario Habitat : Prairies, dry meadows, edge habitat
Landscape Uses : Butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens, hummingbird gardens, prairies, borders