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Blanket
Flower
Gaillardia

Description:
An easy-to-grow perennial with large, daisy-like blooms of red and red/yellow.  Very similar to Echinacea (Coneflower).   Gaillardia will look great near a walkway, path, porch or in the front of the perennial garden!

 

Common Name: Blanket Flower
Botanical Name: Gaillardia
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Though they will perform best in moist soils, they are highly drought tolerant. Do not enrich the soil with compost or other rich ingrediants when planting this perennial. It does best in poor, loose soils and does not tolerate heavy clay.
Light Requirements: Gaillardia requires full sun and well-drained soil in order to prosper. Given too much shade, the plants tend to flop over.
Attributes: Deer resistant, attracts butterflies, good cut flower, good for naturalizing; serve as hosts for butterfly larvae
Pests: Aphids, beetles, borers, leaf hoppers, mites, thrips
Diseases: Leaf spot, powdery mildew, root rot, rust
Good Companion Plants: Black Eyed-Susan, Daylily, Gayfeather, Miscanthus (Maiden Grass), Tall Bearded Iris, Perennial Salvia, Tickseed, Yarrow, Stoke's Aster, Caryopteris, Balloon Flower
Care: Plants may be divided every 2-3 years in either spring or fall and are also easily grown from seed.  Do not remove the foliage from this plant until late fall as this helps protect the plant.  Cut back in August to encourage re-growth for better winter survival and a second blooming in fall. Dead-head after flowering and cut back to basal foliage in spring. Divide in spring if necessary.  Fertilize with Plant-tone or a water soluble fertilizer according to package directions.  Always use 1/2 the recommended rate of fertilizer for new plantings.  

Planting Instructions:  Perennials
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Gaillardia aristata 'Amber Wheels'
Blanket Flower
zones 3-10
 
Description:  This fun new selection of Blanket Flower has large, golden yellow flowers with fringed petals and a prominent amber-red center. They add flair to cut flower bouquets and provide continuous color in the landscape all summer long. Butterflies are highly attracted to its bright colors.  This perennial stands between 2 and 3 feet tall when it's in bloom, so it should be planted towards the rear of the flower border. For a great combination, plant lower growing perennials such as purple Bellflowers and Euphorbia 'Bonfire' in front of your Gaillardia 'Amber Wheels'.
Bloom Color: Gold/Orange/Yellow
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 28-32"
Spread: 24"


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Gaillardia 'Arizona Red Shades'
Blanket Flower
zones 3-10
 
Description:  Produces masses of large, crimson red blossoms from early summer all the way into early fall, even under hot and dry conditions.  About 20% of the flowers will have slight yellow tips.   Has a nice short, compact size and uniform habit.
Bloom Color: Crimson red
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10-12"
Spread: 12"


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Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

 

Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'
Blanket Flower
zones 3-10
 
Description:  A 2005 All-American Selection and winner of the 2005 Fleuroselect Gold Medal. This compact and uniform perennial produces masses of large, 3" diameter, fiery orange-red blooms tipped by a ring of rich flame yellow. Butterflies are highly attracted to its bright colors. Since these plants bloom from early summer into fall, they will provide continuous color in containers and will keep those vases full of fresh blanket flower bouquets all season long.
Bloom Color: Red shades
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10"
Spread: 10"


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Gaillardia grandiflora 'Bright Bicolor'
Blanket Flower
zones 4-8
 
Description:  After the award winning 'Mesa Yellow' now comes 'Mesa Bicolor', bicolor bright red flowers with a bright yellow band. Very heat and drought tolerant. Grows best in full sun in well-drained soil. Use near the front of the border or in rock gardens.
Bloom Color: Bicolor
Bloom Time: All Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 16-18"
Spread: 16-18"


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Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Burgundy'
Blanket Flower
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Large, daisy-like wine-red flowers are 3" in diameter.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green and silvery
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 20-24"


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Growing Colors

 

Gaillardia 'Fanfare'
Blanket Flower
zones 3-10
 
Description: This fantastic new introduction is one of the best new flowering perennials we've seen in recent years. Making quite a dramatic statement, the upward-facing, scarlet flowers flare out like trumpets with bright yellow at the ends, creating a vivid medley of color. Its high-powered flowering performance starts in early summer and continues into fall. This cultivar has an especially neat mounded form. A sure-fire winner for containers, they are long-lasting cut flowers too!
Bloom Color: Scarlet Red
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 24-30"


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Photo courtesy of  Walters Gardens, Inc.

 

Gaillardia 'Fanfare Blaze'
Blanket Flower
zones 5-10
 
Description:  If you like the look of trumpeted flowers like ‘Fanfare’ but are looking for a new color, try ‘Fanfare Blaze’. This variety offers fiery orange-red flowers with  trumpeted petals and a deep orange-red center button. Flowers continuously from early summer through early fall.  Wide mounding, grey-green foliage. 
Bloom Color: Orange-Red
Bloom Time: All Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-16"
Spread: 18-24"


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Gaillardia 'Frenzy'
Commotion Series
Blanket Flower
zones 5-8
 
Description:  Flowers are deep burgundy at the base, which fade to rich red.  Flutes are tipped in vibrant yellow.  The new Commotion series of Gaillardias show strong vigor with a manageable mounding habit.  The petal count per bloom is higher than others, giving a full, almost semi-double appearance!
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 18-24"


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Gaillardia 'Gallo Dark Bi-Color'
Blanket Flower
zones 4-8
 
Description:  This series produces huge flowers on super compact plants.  Bold bicolor flowers of bright red with yellow tips. Very heat tolerant and long blooming. Grows best in full sun in well-drained soil. Best use is near the front of the border or in rock gardens.
Bloom Color: Peach
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10"
Spread: 12-15"


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Gaillardia 'Gallo Peach'
Blanket Flower
zones 4-8
 
Description:  This series produces huge flowers on super compact plants, self branching for full containers, peach-colored flowers with yellow tips radiate from a bright yellow cone. Very heat tolerant.
Bloom Color: Peach
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10"
Spread: 12-15"


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Gaillardia 'Gallo Red'
Blanket Flower
zones 4-8
 
Description: This series produces huge flowers on super compact plants. The solid red flowers have dark burnt-umber centers. Very heat tolerant and long blooming.  Grows best in full sun and well-drained soil.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10"
Spread: 12-15"


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Gaillardia 'Gallo Yellow'
Blanket Flower
zones 4-8
 
Description:  This series produces huge flowers on super compact plants, self-branching for full containers, bright golden petals radiate from a large yellow cone. Very heat tolerant.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10"
Spread: 12-15"


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Gaillardia 'Goblin'
Blanket Flower
zones 4-8
 
Description:  The gorgeous, 3" daisy-like flowers are dark red, tipped with bright yellow margins.  Easy to grow in any sunny, well-drained soil. 
Bloom Color: Red/yellow
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12"
Spread: 18"


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Photo courtesy of  Walters Gardens, Inc.

 

Gaillardia 'Lucky Wheeler'
Blanket Flower

zones 3-10
 
Description:  The “Wheelers” are very compact, petite selections that bloom prolifically all summer long.  These 2” wide, red and yellow fluted flowers top the dense, rounded mound of foliage from early summer into early fall. 
Bloom Color: Red & Yellow
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10-12"
Spread: 16"


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Growing Colors

 

 

Gaillardia 'MESA Yellow'
Blanket Flower

zones 5-9
 
Description:  Forms a very uniform, compact, well-branched plant with a strong, upright habit. It tends to flower about 2-3 weeks earlier than comparative varieties, from early thru late summer. Sunfast, pure yellow blooms (2-3”) are produced in abundance followed by attractive globe-shaped seed heads. 
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: All Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 16-18"
Spread: 20-22"


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Gaillardia 'Moxie'
Blanket Flower

zones 5-10
 
Description:  Bright yellow fluted petals have a vivid orange center.  The high petal count gives a very full flower on this very long bloomer. Very heat and drought tolerant.
Bloom Color: Yellow & Orange
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: --


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Gaillardia 'Summer's Kiss'
Blanket Flower
zones 4-10
 
Description:  'Summer's Kiss' is a gorgeous soft apricot with a deeper sunny-gold blush.  Deadhead the old flowers and it will reward you with blooms from early summer all season long!
Bloom Color: Apricot-yellow
Bloom Time: July-Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18"
Spread:  


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Gaillardia 'Sunburst Burgundy Silk'
Blanket Flower
zones 3-10
 
Description:  Large deep wine-red flowers atop semi-compact, dark green foliage.  Blooms continuously all summer long.  Tolerates dry poor soils very well.  An improvement over 'Burgundy'
Bloom Color: Wine Red
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 14-20"
Spread: 14-20"


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Gaillardia 'Sunburst Tangerine'
Blanket Flower
zones 4-9
 
Description:  Semi-compact plants with very uniform and consistent bloom. Light lemon yellow flowers, with small tangerine ring around the center, bloom all summer with proper deadheading.  Very heat and drought tolerant. Use in the border or in rock gardens. Attracts butterflies.  Deer resistant.
Bloom Color: Lemon Yellow
Bloom Time: All Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 14-20"
Spread: 14-20"


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Gaillardia 'Tizzy'
Commotion Series

Blanket Flower
zones 5-8
 
Description:  Tizzy has deep russet-red blooms, which open to flowers that range from red to rosy-terra cotta, outlined with a hint of yellow.  The new Commotion series of Gaillardias shows strong vigor with a manageable mounding habit.  The petal count per bloom is higher than others, giving a full, almost semi-double appearance!
Bloom Color: Red/Terra-Cotta
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 18-24"


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Gaillardia 'Tokajer'
Blanket Flower
zones 3-10
 
Description:  This plant's hot colors are all the rage! It's marmalade-orange daisies become darker toward the eye and the reddish-brown cone is the ideal accent for this all summer performer. A terrific summer flowering perennial and a  must for the dry garden.
Bloom Color: Yellow-Orange
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 23"
Spread: 24-28"
 

 


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