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Blanketflower

Gaillardia x grandiflora

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
70 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, meadows.

Flower:
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Red, many petals
 
Large daisy-like flowers that are usually solitary on the end of a long stalk. 6 to 18 3-lobed petals per flower. The petals are bright red with yellow tips. Flowers have a large dark red, or purple central disc.
Fruit:
An single-seeded fruit called an 'achene'. Hairy, in the shape of an inverted pyramid.
Leaves:
Lanceolate, greyish-green, toothed and slightly hairy.
Other Names:
Bandana Daisy, Brown-eyed Susan, Common Gaillardia, Firewheel, Indian Blanket, Indian Sunburst, Perfume Ball, Rose-ring Gaillardia, Sundance.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual