Blanket Flower Torch™ (Gaillardia pulchella)

Blanket Flower Torch™ (Gaillardia pulchella)


Better heat tolerance means a longer flowering period. A brilliant range of red, orange, and yellow blooms add a cheerful touch to the landscape. Gaillardia’s long bloom season, drought tolerance, and excellent cut flowers make this a must-have for every sunny garden setting. U.S. Plant Patent 16649.


Ideal choice for beds, borders, and cutting gardens. Wonderful for rock gardens and containers. Cut flowers are long-lasting in fresh bouquets.

Plant Feed

Slow release feed in spring.


Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings.


Fertile, well-drained soil.

Basic Care Summary

Tolerates poor soil, heat, and drought. Best in fertile, well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings. Remove faded flowers for best display.

Planting Instructions

Watering Instructions

Fertilizing Instructions

Pruning Instructions

Plant Details

Available Colors: Flowers in shades of burgundy, orange, gold, and bicolor
Bloom Time: Summer
Height Range: 20-24" (51-61cm)
Space Range: 18-24" (46-61cm)
Lowest Temperature: -10° to 0°F (-23° to -18°C)
Plant Light: Full Sun
Companion Plants: Russian Sage, Upright Stonecrop, Calendula
USDA Zone: 6-10

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Blanket Flower Torch™ (Gaillardia pulchella)