Spintop Red Starburst Blanket Flower

Gaillardia aristata 'Spintop Red Starburst' PPAF

A prolific display of flowers that is sure to enhance sunny beds and borders. Bright yellow blooms with a large red eye sit just above compact clumps of green foliage. Blooms start in late spring, but the real show is put on in late summer into fall. Sturdy and heat tolerant - perfect for waterwise gardens. 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 a-ris-TAH-tuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 8 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed & Yellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

Thrives in lean, loose, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed sparingly. Remove spent blooms to encourage profuse flowering. Hard prune in early spring. Benefits from division of foliage clumps in early spring every 2 to 3 years.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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