Gaillardia x grandiflora

Botanical Name: Gaillardia x grandiflora

Phonetic: Gail-lar-Dee-uh grand-ih-floor-uh

Common Name(s): Blanket Flower

Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Garden origin
Plant Type: (Herbaceous) perennial
Persistence: Tender

Leaf Type: Lance shaped                                                  
Leaf Color: Gray-green
Texture:  Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: June-September
Flower Color(s): Yellow, orange, red with maroon to orange banding at petal bases

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 3-10
Growth Rate: Medium to fast                                             
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Hydrozone: 2
Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soil, sandy soil
Tolerance: Rabbit, drought, dry soil
Pests: Susceptible to powdery mildew, root rot, aster yellows and fungal leaf spot disease
Features: Showy flowers, attracts birds and butterflies, mounding habit, daisy-like l00k
Uses: Annual, naturalize, perennial borders, cutting gardens, cottage gardens, container, accent, massing

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