• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bold Summer Color
    Blooms:
    Summer through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:gay-LAR-dee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer through Fall
    Flower color:Multicolored
    Companion PlantsBlue Fescue (Festuca); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Cranesbill (Geranium); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in organically rich, loose, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate periodic drought. Feed sparingly. Remove spent blooms to encourage profuse flowering. Cut back to 3 in. above ground in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A 2005 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner.