Plant Type: Perennials
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 ColorScarlet with yellow tips
Plant Spread24-30 in.
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 Height18-24 in.
Soil MoistureLow to average water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Border, Mass Plant, Container, Dried Flower, Cut flower or foliage, Drought tolerant, Salt tolerant
Bloom TimeEarly summer through fall
Critter ResistanceDeer resistant