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Gaillardia 'Goblin'
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Plant Type: Hostas

Scarlet-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 oncoming 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 Color

Red with yellow tips and brownish center

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

15 in.

Good Companions

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Geranium-Hardy (Geranium ), Grass-Ornamental (Calamagrostis acutiflora), Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)

Plant Height

12 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-10

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

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

Bloom Time

Early summer to fall

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests