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Gaillardia Goblin

Blanket Flower

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12" (Plant 15" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Red / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Gaillardia Goblin adds a flamboyant color scheme to the garden. Pleasing banded flowers with sunny yellow serrated tips surround orange petals to give it a ruffled appearance. Compact low mounds of downy, olive green leaves are highlighted by the bold, long-blooming flowers. Very drought resistant. Pairs nicely with the soft blues of perennial Geraniums. Completely carefree.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • OK in Containers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Deer Resistant
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Humidity Tolerant

Gaillardia General Information:

The common name of Gaillardia refers to the resemblance to brightly patterned Native American blankets - hence Blanket Flower. Extremely drought and heat tolerant, once established. 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.

Gaillardia Plant Care:

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. Best in poor loose soils (no clay).

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: GAGO