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Gaillardia 'Fanfare'
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Plant Type: Hostas

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!

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 Color

Scarlet with yellow tips

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

24-30 in.

Good Companions

Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Coneflower-Orange (Echinacea ), Coreopsis-Threadleaf (Coreopsis verticillata), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Gayfeather (Liatris spicata), Geranium-Hardy (Geranium ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Yarrow (Achillea )

Plant Height

18-24 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-10

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Border, Mass Plant, Container, Dried Flower, Cut flower or foliage, Drought tolerant, Salt tolerant

Bloom Time

Early summer through fall

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests