Solid yellow flowers with serrated tips on the petals give Gaillardia a ruffled appearance. Compact low mounds of downy olive green leaves are highlighted by the bold, long-blooming blossoms. Very drought resistant. Pairs nicely with the soft blues of perennial Geraniums.
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 (not clay).