Fanfare Blanket Flower

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Fanfare' PP #15,892

Brilliantly colored red, orange and yellow petals form spectacular blooms over a long season. Use in the foreground of mixed perennial borders. Herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationgay-LAR-dee-uh gran-dih-FLOR-uh
Average Size at MaturityFlower stalks to only 12 in. tall, mounds to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
Design IdeasAn incredible hot colored flower that the middle of the traditional border. Ideal for adding bright hues in dull shrub borders. Cheerful color is well tailored to cottage gardens where a riot of different flowers create charm. Color makes this traditional flower powerful enough to mix with tropical and exotic plants. In masses or groups it is outstanding. To exploit the unique petal shape, plant close up along walkways, at porches and around patios. The original species are North American natives making this sure fire color for all-native or wild gardens that need bright spots.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-10

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