Blanket Flower
Gaillardia pulchella

Indian Blanket

Blanket flower or Indian blanket is a coastal plant that is found growing in interdune swales from Melbourne, Florida north to Virginia.  It is very drought and salt tolerant and reseeds itself for years.

The  flowers on 18 inch tall stalks may continue for almost a year or at least three months.  It will get an anthracnose fungus disease if wet. The result is mushy leaves. This is also a prairie plant and is found in the Western United States.

Mix with other beach plants like dune sunflower, salvia, beach verbena, southern beebalm and sunshine mimosa.