Goblin Blanket Flower

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Goblin'

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03761
A tough, heat-loving perennial with dazzling red and bright gold blooms. The large bi-colored flowers cover the compact foliage mounds for months on end. Use in borders, adjacent to pathways, or spot into rock gardens. A perfect addition to patio containers for summer color. An herbaceous perennial.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationgay-LAR-dee-uh gran-dih-FLOR-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer into Fall
Design IdeasHere is a low-growing perennial that blooms in the worst of the summer heat. Plant it as edging, spot in for color or grow in masses. Very popular container plant for its neat compact habit; fits particularly well in rectangular troughs. A valuable perennial for hot inland communities.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in organically rich, loose, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild, periodic drought. Feed sparingly. Remove spent blooms to encourage profuse flowering. Cut back to 3 in. above ground in early spring.

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