Gaillardia aristata 'Goblin'

Blanket Flower

Tips for Homeowners:

Old flowers can be removed if desired, but it is not necessary. Feed with a high nitrogen fertilizer every 2-4 weeks to promote new flowers. Powdery mildew may become a problem late in the season depending on the weather. 

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This plant will produce flowers all season! As long as there is full sun it will stay in nice tight mounds.

  • Continuous color all season!
  • Red and yellow bi-colored flowers
  • Tolerates poor soils

Plant in the cut flower garden, or anywhere a splash of color is needed.

Height: 12-14 in
Spread: 12-14 in
Zone: 3-10
Color: Red, Yellow

Interesting Notes about Blanket Flower:

This plant does not like soils that remain wet and that consist of heavy clay.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Naturalizing
  • Ground Cover
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Rock Garden
  • Great Foliage
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Long Blooming

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Humming-birds

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil