Gaillardia Amber Wheels

Blanket Flower

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Plant Code: GAAW

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Deep yellow extra frilly petals surround an amber-red center. The flirty petals sway with the slightest breeze to provide a bright and cheery addition to your garden. Profuse bloomer all summer, pairs well with Verbascum and Coneflowers.

Taller than other Gaillardia, this statuesque beauty is a perfect backdrop for your border. Butterflies love Gaillardia.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 28-32"
Spacing: 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: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming

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. Completely carefee. Best in poor loose soils (no clay).