Gaillardia - Blanket Flower Plants From the early summer on, very showy banded flowers "blanket" these lovely plants. Bright and sunny, the ends of the petals on Gaillardia flowers have a torn, ruffled appearance. Blanket Flowers are very well suited for a hot, sunny garden. A butterfly favorite, and completely carefree. Shop our selection of Gaillardia perennials below.