Gaillardia x grandiflora
Named for its resemblance to the vivid woven blankets of the American Southwest, this flower cloaks the garden in yellow, burgundy or rich red from midsummer into fall. Blanket flower prefers fertile, well-drained soil, but it will tolerate poor, dry soil once established. Deadhead to keep the flowers coming. The dwarf, compact ‘Goblin’ cultivar is a favorite with its showy flowers and incredible bloom time. 'Burgundy' is another excellent choice that stands 2 to 3 feet tall with deep red flowers.
USDA zones: 3-10
Water requirement: Drought tolerant
Sun requirement: Full sun
Mature size: 1 to 3 feet