Tuesday, July 15, 2008

While I was at a friends house the other day, my friend lives on a lot of property, I noticed a beautiful flower. Turns out the flower is know as the Indian Blanket Flower (Gaillardia pulchella). The Indian Blanket Flower looks like a Sun Flower but not near as big and is colored like an Indian Blanket. This plant is very drought tolerant and is happy in the sun. It is easy to over water this plant. Seeds from the Indian Blanket Flower are very sharp so I recommend wearing gloves when extracting the seeds. Needless to say I brought some home with me, here are the pictures for you to enjoy!

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patientgardener said...

Hi Letsplant - there is something on my latest post for you. Please dont feel obliged to respond

Beth said...

I am trying gaillardia for the second time - last year's plant "Goblin" didn't make it over the winter here. This year I opted for the "Arizona Sun" variety - do you know which kind you have? Maybe you'll have better luck growing these in Florida :O)

Lets Plant said...

I am not sure at this time but I will do some more research to find out.