Plant Type: Perennials
Wine-red blooms measure a whopping 3 inches across! In the middle of these striking red petals is a button-like center which emerges bright yellow and then slowly changes to oxblood-red. This juicy center attracts butterflies like crazy. Since the flowers just keep on coming from early summer into fall, they provide continuous color in containers and will keep your vases full of fresh blanket flower bouquets all season long. These perennials require little care once established. They are heat tolerant and actually prefer to be grown in poorer soils. They get their name from the manner in which they used to blanket North American prairies with their blooms. They can still be found in fields and along roadsides in the prairie region and into the Rockies.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Gaillardia requires full sun and well-drained soil in order to prosper. Given too much shade, the plants tend to flop over. Though they will perform best in moist soils, they are highly drought tolerant. Do not enrich the soil with compost or other rich ingredients when planting this perennial. It does best in poor, loose soils and does not tolerate heavy clay. These perennials require little care once established. They are heat tolerant and actually prefer to be grown in poorer soils. They get their name from the manner in which they used to blanket North American prairies with their blooms.
Flower ColorWine red with yellow centers
Plant Spread30 in.
Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Gayfeather (Liatris spicata), Grass-Ornamental (Miscanthus ), Iris-Tall Bearded (Iris ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Tickseed (Coreopsis ), Yarrow (Achillea )
Plant Height30 in.
Soil MoistureLow to average water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Salt tolerant, Container, Drought tolerant, Border, Cut flower or foliage, Mass Plant, Dried Flower
Bloom TimeEarly summer to fall
Critter ResistanceDeer resistant