Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket 


Ohio Native Plant Natural Range

Although this plant is native to Central and Western America, I decided to grow it as it not only popular with insects it is simply lovely. We no longer raise this plant for the market.
Indian Blanket - Gaillardia pulchella
Gaillardia pulchella - Roger Dahlin

Wildlife Significance

Nectar source - for numerous butterflies including: Question Mark, Comma, Viceroy, Monarch, Painted Lady, Swallowtails, frittillaries, skippers and  bees
Indian Blanket
Indian Blanket - Roger Dahlin
Indian Blanket Seeds
Our Indian Blanket Seeds

Propagation Notes -

Dry Cold Storage -
No treatment required

Seeds Planted -

Sprouted -
2-19-2012 -

Night Temperature
- 61 - 63°F

Day Temperature -
64 - 65°F - Under florescent lights

Seed Provenance - 

Nodding Onion Gardens - 2011 -2012 - Everwild Farms, New Auburn, WI  - 2010
Indian Blanket - Gaillardia pulchella
Indian Blanket - Roger Dahin

Cultivation Information

Pronounced -  gal-LARD-ee-ah

Height - 12 to 20 inches
Flower Color - yellow with orange
Blooms -
June - Septemer
Sun - Sun to part sun

Annual -

Soil -  well drained - dry sandy soil

Famiy - Asteraceae

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Jim "Going Native"
What a great example Jim sets for all of us: saving gas, burning calories and in the true sense of the word " Going Native". Note the Indian Blanket in his side Pannier.
Swallowtail on Butterfly Bush
Swallowtail on Butterfly Bush
Butterfly bushes are not a host plant for one butterfly in North America.