Masses of huge 3" blooms have rich daisy-like wine red petals surrounding a dark center that emerges yellow and matures to deep burgundy. Gaillardia Burgundy petals have a textured ruffled edge. Blue-green leaves are narrow and lance-shaped. Blooms from early summer on making it a must for every garden.
Gaillardia are completely carefree. From the early summer on, very showy banded flowers "blanket" this plant. The ends of the petals have a torn, ruffled appearance. Butterflies are drawn to it.
New plantlets can be started by cutting straight down along the side of a clump in midsummer. New plants will form at the severed roots. Completely carefee. Best in poor loose soils (no clay).