Gaillardia pulchella, Firewheel


Historical Uses: The Kiowa tribe believed that the flowers brought good luck and were used as decoration in the home. The Keres tribe (New Mexico) took an infusion to become better drummers.

  • Listing ID: 1145
  • Duration: Annual
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 1-2
  • Stratification: No stratification required
  • Bloom Time: May-August
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Gaillardia pulchella
  • Common Name: Firewheel, Indian Blanket
  • Eco-Region: 255