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Gaillardia x grandiflora

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
gai-LAR-dee-ah BY gran-dih-FLOR-ah
Description

This flower has different cultivars with varying heights.  It is naturalized on coastal dunes and is resistant to damage by deer.

Family name Asteraceae (Compositae)

Quick ID Hints:

  • Erect herb with terminal head, center reddish, flattened dome-shaped
  • Ray flowers large, outer, red with yellow apices

Erect, pubescent, perennial herb 2-3' tall, clumping to 2' spread. 

Blooms in summer; utilized as cut flowers, perennial borders; will die in winter in poorly drained soils. 

A hybrid of G. aristata x G. pulchella; considered larger heads and more vigorous than G. aristata; confused with G. puchella which has enlarged disc flowers. 

Prefers full sun and a light, well-drained soil; intolerant of clay soils; susceptible to powdery mildew, leaf spot, aster yellows, and leafhoppers, but none regarded as serious problems.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Baby Cole'
    Dwarf
  • 'Burgundy'
    Tall
  • 'Dazzler'
    Tall
  • 'Goblin'
    Dwarf
Tags:
#red#butterflies#sun#yellow#summer#cpp#borders#pollinator plant#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Baby Cole'
    Dwarf
  • 'Burgundy'
    Tall
  • 'Dazzler'
    Tall
  • 'Goblin'
    Dwarf
Tags:
#red#butterflies#sun#yellow#summer#cpp#borders#pollinator plant#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gaillardia
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Western USA
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    A terminal head, solitary on elongate peduncles, 2.5-4" diam.; receptable reddish to orangish-red pappus. Ray flowers bicolored, red to reddish-purple, with apex yellow; disc flowers purple or yellow.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cuneate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple, grayish-green, bluntly acute, cuneate to sub attenuate, hirsute; lower leaves 8-10" long, dentate to shallowly, pinnately lobed, petiolate; upper leaves reduced, becoming entire, sessile and +/- clasping.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators