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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

39

Bright yellow ray flowers contrast with red disk flowers for a great color combination

Scientific  Name:

Gaillardia aristata

Common Name 1

› Blanket Flower

Family:

Asteraceae

Origins:

Widespread in North America from Yukon south to AZ and east to Connecticut

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Common Gaillardia

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Plant Maintenance Information

Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Chalk, loam, sandy

Fertilizer Needs:

Low fertilization needed

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Leaves alternate, oblong entire to pinnately lobed

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Yellow

Flower Description:

Ray flowers yellow, disk flowers red

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

8-28"

Mature spread:

12-20"

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Grassland

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

yes

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Provides forage

Photo:
Kathy Ketchum

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Sep

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Slow to grow in the Spring; comes on strong late!

Application
Anchor 1

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Dead heading

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Easy to care for so no special needs

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

Minimal care

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Oregon Project. Oregon Wildflowers:A Guide to the Wildflowers, Shrubs and Vines of Oregon. Botany & Plant Pathology Department, Oregon State University & High Country APPs, LLC (www.highcountryapps.com)

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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