Burgundy Blanket Flower

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 20 - 30 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 16 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 10
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

With its long bloom time and ease of care, the Burgundy Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata ‘Burgundy’) is a beautiful addition to a sunny garden. In early summer, blooms emerge from sturdy stems with wine-red petals, dark red-and-yellow eyes, perched atop a mass of fuzzy gray-green leaves. The Burgundy Blanket Flower is a perfect plant for pollinator gardens, providing nectar early in the year as well as late in the fall. These mounded perennials grow 20-30 inches tall and 12-16 inches wide.

The Burgundy Blanket flower is both heat and drought tolerant, making it a low maintenance plant that thrives in drier areas and in warmer climates. The flowers of this American-native plant are excellent as cut flowers, and deadheading can encourage continuous blooms. The Burgundy Blanket Flower can be grown alone in a garden bed or container, but also looks amazing in mass plantings and along garden borders. The Blanket Flower is also deer and rabbit resistant. 

Burgundy Blanket Flower Care

The Burgundy Blanket Flower is an easy-going perennial, not needing soil of a particular pH and growing well in normal to sandy soil. In fact, Blanket Flower thrives in poor, dry soils, reacting negatively to fertilizer more often than not, so avoid fertilizing. Once established, Blanket Flower is drought tolerant, slightly prone to root rot, and therefore prefers to dry out a bit in between waterings. Plant the Burgundy Blanket Flower in full sun and in a hole that is twice the width and the same depth as the root ball. 

The Burgundy Blanket Flower is a continuous bloomer but benefits from occasional deadheading, which gives the plant a neater look and encourages additional blooms. As an herbaceous perennial, Blanket Flower often dies back to the ground in the winter. In the early spring, any remaining leaves and branches can be trimmed back as new growth comes in. The Burgundy Blanket Flower’s shape, size, and drought tolerance make it an excellent “thriller” in containers, providing both height and color when paired with “fillers” and “spillers”. 

Burgundy Blanket Flower Spacing

Place the Burgundy Blanket Flower about 15 inches from the nearest plant, giving this fast-growing perennial space to fill out. In mass plantings, plants can be planted slightly closer together. When choosing a container, be sure to choose one that is at least 12” in diameter and has proper drainage.

Burgundy Blanket Flower Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 10
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 20 - 30 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 16 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 16 Inches
Habit: Mounded, Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: November
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Heat, Drought, Salt
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Burgundy Blanket Flower
Other Name(s): Burgundy Blanket Flower
Scientific Name: Gaillardia aristata 'Burgundy'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.