Plant of the Month

Common Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)


The common blanketflower grows up to 2 ft in height from a slender taproot. The leaves are hairy and lance shaped with an edge that varies from smooth, toothed, or lobed. The flowers have purple or reddish centers (disk flowers) with yellow petals (ray flowers).

Growing Range and Cultivation

Grows throughout the Pacific Northwest in full sun and moist to dry soil. Once established, this plant will readily seed the surrounding ground.

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