Goblin Blanket Flower

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Goblin'

SKU
3761
Appearing summer through fall are large daisy-like flower heads; petals are rich maroon edged in yellow and surround red disk florets. The flowers top mounds of roughly textured gray-green leaves. Thrives in sun and heat, nice touch in the rock garden or border. Herbaceous perennial. Flower stalks to only 12 inches tall, mounds to 18 inches wide. Seed grown.
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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.
Key FeatureColorful, Carefree Perennial

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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