• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular water; tolerates moderate drought when established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Compact mounds reach 12 to 16 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Early Spring to Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:gay-LAR-dee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Compact mounds reach 12 to 16 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Spring to Fall
    Flower color:Orange
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in loose, lean, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established in landscape; water containers when soil surface is dry. Shear spent blooms to promote continued flowering. Fertilize sparingly. Divide spring or fall as needed.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Best with regular water; tolerates moderate drought when established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The first in a new Gaillardia 'Fanfare' breeding program that began in 2006 in West Sussex, United Kingdom. The goal of the breeding program is produce novel combinations of flower colors and flower forms which are borne on well-branched plants with sturdy growth habits. Selected in 2007, 'Fanfare Blaze' is the result of a controlled cross between female parent Gallardia 'Fanfare' and an unpatented seedling of the breeders'. It was selected for its non-fading, bright orange-red flowers produced continually from spring until fall, and compact habit. Rated conservatively as hardy to USDA zone 5 by the breeder, it is likely to survive in zone 2 and 3 like other hybrid Gaillardia selections.
    Lore:
    Gaillardia, commonly referred to as blanket flower, has historically blanketed the North American prairies with their brightly colored blooms. They can still be found in fields and along roadsides in the prairie region and into the Rockies.