Why I Garden #27
Firewheel, a.k.a. Blanket Flower, is a short-lived perennial or flowering plant native to most of the United States including the Southwest. This example has spread from the original one we planted a few years ago. This Gaillardia has only needed occasional watering to provide summer blooms.
Wikipedia - Gaillardia pulchella
Native Plant Database - Gaillardia pulchella