(Gaillardia aristata,) This classic flower is a workhorse. It grows well on disturbed sites and attracts some of the most beautiful solitary bees in the West. Its foliage is deer-resistant and it spreads well once established.
Seed: Sept – May
Bloom Height: 18 – 22″
Sun: Full Sun, some shade
100 Seeds / Covers 10 sq ft
The best time to plant native wildflowers is during the fall, winter, or early spring. Pick a sunny site with rocky or sandy soil that is as weed free as possible. Thoroughly mix your seeds with 1 cup of sand. Hand scatter this mixture onto bare ground. Do not cover.