Gaillardia grandiflora 'Mesa Bright Bicolor'

Blanket Flower

Photo courtesy of Ball Horticulture

  • Bright yellow flowers with red internal band
  • The width of the red band depends on environment, but flowers always have more yellow.
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.  Does best in poor, loose soil with little to no soil enrichment.  Deadhead to extend bloom time. Divide every 2-3 years in spring or fall.

Height: 16-18 in
Spacing: 12-18 in
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Red, Yellow
Zone: 4-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Salt Tolerant
  • Container
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • Border or Bed
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Groundhog Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Dry Soil