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Blanket Flower Seeds

Blanket flowers, known botanically as Gaillardia, are a vibrant and colorful addition to home gardens. These North American native perennials are beloved for their long blooming season. They have daisy-like flowers in bold colors: red, yellow, and orange. Blanket flowers grow best with direct sunlight. They require well-drained soil and are particularly tolerant of dry conditions, which is why they are ideal for xeriscaping. Predominantly grown as a perennial, blanket flowers attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Survival Garden Seeds offers Indian blanket flower seeds, ideal for anyone who likes a bit of wild beauty in their garden space. Each seed package comes with complete planting instructions, helping gardeners start their colorful displays effortlessly.

Growing Blanket Flower Seeds in Your Garden

  • Vibrant colors with extended blooms
  • Attracts pollinators
  • Ideal for sunny, dry spots
  • Non-GMO, heirloom seeds


Blanket flowers are originally from the central United States and Mexico. They are remarkably resilient, adapting to many harsh environments. They’re made for gardens across USDA hardiness zones 3 to 10. Blanket flowers are not just beautiful; they serve practical purposes in the garden, like attracting beneficial insects while providing ground cover to reduce soil erosion. Their ability to withstand poor soil and drought makes them excellent for xeriscaping and sustainable landscaping.


Planting blanket flowers is a simple process. They can be sown directly to the garden after the last frost in spring. They are tolerant to poor soil conditions and don’t require much preparation. Barely cover seeds with soil as they need some light to germinate. Space plants about 12 inches apart and they will spread as they grow. Blanket flowers are tolerant of drought when established and need infrequent watering.


Blanket flower care is easy and will take very little of your time. Occasional watering is all they will need. You can also remove dry blooms to encourage more blooming or leave them to develop seedheads for collection and for the birds to eat. Add some compost or other organic matter to the soil for more flowers. These plants will often self-seed, which provides new growth in the following years.

With stunning colors and easy care, it’s no surprise why so many love these lovely wildflowers. Blanket flowers are a fabulous choice for every garden, whether grown in the ground or in pots and containers. Bring natural beauty to your outdoor space this year. Enjoy them for years to come by collecting their seeds or letting them naturally reseed in place.

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