Gaillardia aestivalis

smooth-headed blanket flower; gaillardia

Asteraceae (Compositae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      white,yellow,orange
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Mass plantings. Wildflower gardens.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts many pollinators including honey and native bees, butterflies and wasps. Birds that eat the seeds include chickadees, titmice, and warblers.
Native Habitats: Sandhills. Ruderal.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

May not be distinct from G. pulchellus except as an inland race (per Lady Byrd Johnson Wildflower Center)