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Painter's Palette Blanket Flower

Botanical Name: Gaillardia aristata

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Description

One of Erica’s longtime favorites, Painter’s Palette Blanket Flower is bright, whimsical, and adds bursts of bright color to gardens. This perennial is native to prairies west of the Rocky’s and grows in poor, dry soils. Blooms all summer from July – September, supporting many bee species. Plants are 2-3’ tall, are somewhat short lived but will re-seed. Plants germinate and establish quickly so try it with our native plant “Save the Bees” or “Good Bug Blend” – it will fill in space while the larger native plants are taking their sweet time. WGS

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Start seeds indoors 4/7. Seeds need light to germinate so press them gently into the top of the soil. Germinate at 72°. Keep seeds lightly moist but not too wet. Days to germination: 5-10. Alternatively, directly sow seeds outside after risk of frost (after 5/21), ¼” deep, 6-9” apart. Thin plants to final spacing about 15” apart.

 Harvest:

Harvest stems as a cut flower, if desired.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Cut flower into paper bag once petals fall off and color turns brown. Dry further inside, then rub the seed head to remove seeds. 

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Description

One of Erica’s longtime favorites, Painter’s Palette Blanket Flower is bright, whimsical, and adds bursts of bright color to gardens. This perennial is native to prairies west of the Rocky’s and grows in poor, dry soils. Blooms all summer from July – September, supporting many bee species. Plants are 2-3’ tall, are somewhat short lived but will re-seed. Plants germinate and establish quickly so try it with our native plant “Save the Bees” or “Good Bug Blend” – it will fill in space while the larger native plants are taking their sweet time. WGS

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Start seeds indoors 4/7. Seeds need light to germinate so press them gently into the top of the soil. Germinate at 72°. Keep seeds lightly moist but not too wet. Days to germination: 5-10. Alternatively, directly sow seeds outside after risk of frost (after 5/21), ¼” deep, 6-9” apart. Thin plants to final spacing about 15” apart.

 Harvest:

Harvest stems as a cut flower, if desired.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Cut flower into paper bag once petals fall off and color turns brown. Dry further inside, then rub the seed head to remove seeds. 

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