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Gaillardia 'Dazzler'
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Plant Type: Hostas

Rich maroon-red petals with sunny yellow tips surround the reddish-brown, button-like center.  These daisy-like blooms are highly valued for their hot red and yellow hues and they attract butterflies.  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 form the manner in which they used to blanket North American prairies with their blooms.  They cans 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.   Plants may be divided every 2-3 years in either spring or fall and are also easily grown from seed.  Deadheading spent blooms will prolong the bloom time.


Flower Color

Orange-red/yellow edges

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

24-36 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

18-24 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-10

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Border plants, Container , Cut flower or foliage , Dried flower or seed heads, Drought tolertant, Mass plant, Salt tolerant, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

Early summer to fall

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests

Summer to fall