Collection: Gaillardia Seeds (heirloom)

Heirloom gaillardia daisies are huge, prairie native daisies with blazing colors including burning red, scorched orange, and golden yellow. Flowers with a lot of blossoms, such as heirloom gaillardia, are a terrific complement to the casual garden. Plant them in perennial borders, mixed beds, cottage gardens, and other locations. This year, heirloom gaillardia flower seeds will add vibrancy to your yard and nectar-seeking butterflies to your garden views.

What we love about planting heirloom gaillardia seeds

  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
  • Also called blanket flower
  • Pollinator attractor
  • Easy to grow, perfect for beginner gardeners

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    Blanket Flower Seeds

    Colorful heirloom and native wildflower capable of naturalizing anywhere

    Blanket Flower Seeds

    Colorful heirloom and native wildflower capable of naturalizing anywhere
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    Indian Blanket Seeds - Double Mix

    Shaped like puffballs, these unique blooms add a pop of color

    Indian Blanket Seeds - Double Mix

    Shaped like puffballs, these unique blooms add a pop of color
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    Blanket Flower Seeds - Dwarf Goblin

    Sounding like a movie character, this compact plant is popular in container gardens

    Blanket Flower Seeds - Dwarf Goblin

    Sounding like a movie character, this compact plant is popular in container gardens
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    Blanket Flower Seeds - Single Mix

    A warm mix of single-flowered gems for your perennial flower patch

    Blanket Flower Seeds - Single Mix

    A warm mix of single-flowered gems for your perennial flower patch
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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    Indian Blanket Seeds

    This quick-growing annual is a colorful addition to any wildflower meadow

    Indian Blanket Seeds

    This quick-growing annual is a colorful addition to any wildflower meadow
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    Blanket Flower Seeds - Sundance

    Red and yellow florets add visual and textural interest to bouquets
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    Blanket Flower Seeds - Sundance

    Red and yellow florets add visual and textural interest to bouquets
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    Blanket Flower Seeds - Burgundy

    This crimson daisy-like bloom is a hit with native pollinators
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    Blanket Flower Seeds - Burgundy

    This crimson daisy-like bloom is a hit with native pollinators
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What we love about planting heirloom gaillardia seeds

  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
  • Also called blanket flower
  • Pollinator attractor
  • Easy to grow, perfect for beginner gardeners

All about growing the best heirloom gaillardia

Heirloom gaillardia, commonly known as blanket flower, are short-lived perennials with daisy-like flowers that bloom prolifically and last for years. Some experts believe it's nickname "blanket flower" relates to the pattern found on Native American blankets, while others believe it refers to its ability to blanket, or spread, throughout an area. These gorgeous blooms, which seem like a cross between sunflowers and Black Eyed Susans, are said to represent modesty, charm, and joy. This flower is also regarded as a sign of good fortune by the Kiowa Tribe.

How to plant heirloom gaillardia seeds in your garden

Heirloom gaillardia seeds may be grown everywhere in the United States, although this species is particularly popular in arid, low-draining areas. This species is endemic to the southern and eastern parts of North America. Despite the fact that these flowers are drought resistant, it is vital to keep them moist until they establish themselves. Heirloom gaillardia flower seeds should be sown 12 to 18 inches apart, firmly into the soil surface. They thrive on soil that is between 50 and 60 °F. Heirloom gaillardia blooms demand as much light as possible. In any shade, plants will bloom poorly and get stressed and floppy. Apply granulated flower plant fertilizer to your soil in the spring to encourage more blooms. Heirloom gaillardia flower seeds bloom until the first frost, and once planted, they require little care or upkeep.

Health and beauty benefits of heirloom gaillardia

Heirloom gaillardia flowers from early summer to late fall, reaching a height of 10 to 12 inches for dwarf varieties and 24 to 36 inches for non-dwarf varieties. They're low-maintenance plants with little insect or disease problems that thrive in zones 3 through 9. Seeds of heirloom gaillardia flourish in perennial borders, pots, and cottage gardens, and the taller varieties produce excellent cut flowers. In addition to its obvious beauty benefits, heirloom gaillardia flowers may be used medicinally for stomach and skin disorders.

Companion plants to grow with heirloom gaillardia

While heirloom gaillardia blossoms are usually short-lived, cutting clumps down to six inches in late summer increases their chances of making it through the winter. To maintain your plants' health, divide them every two to three years in the spring or early fall. These blooms will attract pollinators, while deer and other pests will be kept away. Heirloom gaillardia flower seeds should be sown near salvia, catmint, coreopsis, or coneflower.

Harvesting heirloom gaillardia seeds

After the plants have wilted, harvest the seeds from the capitulum pods, dry them, keep them in an envelope away from moisture during the winter, and sow the seeds again in the spring!

For more information about planting, growing, and caring for heirloom gaillardia seeds, see the Gaillardia Flower Seeds Planting Guide.