Gaillardia aristata syn. G. grandiflora
Gaillardias, also known as blanket flowers, are easy-to-grow, sun-loving, first-year flowering perennials. Gaillardias offer you an exceptionally long-season of garden color.
ARIZONA SERIES Gaillardia Seeds
Flowering up to 1 month earlier than other gaillardia, Arizona series plants begin flowering in late spring, and continue until frost. The dwarf, 12-inch tall plants provide you an abundance of 3-4 inch flowers, beginning the first year.
ARIZONA SUN Gaillardia
Hot mahogany-red flowers, edged bright yellow. Arizona Sun gaillardia is an All-America Selections Winner. Winter hardy to zone 3.
ARIZONA APRICOT Gaillardia
Flowers are golden-yellow at petal edge, apricot in the center. More subtle than its flashier kin, Arizona Apricot is quite beautiful. It is an especially easy gaillardia to blend with other perennials. Arizona Apricot gaillardia is an All-America Selections Winner. Winter hardy to zone 2.
ARIZONA RED SHADES Gaillardia
The rosy-red flowers are tipped in yellow. Arizona Red Shades gaillardia is an All-America Selections Winner. Winter hardy to zone 3.
SINGLE MIX Gaillardia
A dazzling mix of gaillardias, with some of the best flower colors available. Single Mix gaillardia will bloom continuously throughout the summer and fall. The 2-3 foot tall plants are easy to grow from seed, and fast to flower. Winter hardy to zone 2.
MESA SERIES Gaillardia Seeds
MESA YELLOW Gaillardia
The first yellow hybrid gaillardia from seed. Mesa Yellow plants are vigorous, well-branched, and early flowering. The 3-inch, intense-yellow, non-fade flowers appear the first year. Uniform, 18-inch tall plants bloom over a long summer and fall season. Mesa Yellow gaillardia is an All-America Selections Winner. Winter hardy to zone 2.
MESA BRIGHT BICOLOR Gaillardia
Mesa Bright Bicolor flower petals are colored gold, and banded red at the base. Amount of gold varies according to growing conditions, blooms always display more yellow tones than other bicolor gaillardias. Flowers will not fade, even in hottest climates. The neat, branching, heavy-blooming plants grow 16-18 inches tall. Mesa Bright Bicolor gaillardia plants will flower the first year, are winter hardy to zone 5.
MESA PEACH Gaillardia
Brilliant, golden-yellow flowers blend into peachy-orange centers. Mesa Peach gaillardia is a sturdy, well-branched, 14-16 inch tall perennial. Plants flower all summer and into the fall. Winter hardy to zone 5.
Huge, 4-inch blooms are colored in a unique, mango-orange shade. Each flower petal is tipped in peach. Plants grow to 2 feet tall. Tokajer is an outstanding, rarely offered gaillardia. Winter hardy to zone 2.
AMBER WHEELS Gaillardia
Amber Wheels gaillardia is one of a kind. The extra-large, golden flowers have showy, amber-red centers. Robust, 30-36 inch tall plants bloom continuously from late spring through early autumn, are winter hardy to zone 3. Amber Wheels gaillardia combines beautifully with Violet hollyhock.
Burgundy gaillardia is a tough, easy-to-grow, heavy-flowering, 2-3 foot tall perennial. Large, solid burgundy-colored flowers appear over a long summer and fall season. Winter hardy to zone 2.
How to Plant gaillardia Seeds
Sow gaillaria seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds, in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 12-18 inches apart. Thin seedlings to the strongest plant.
Growing gaillardia: Plants flower stronger and longer, in full sun with moderate water. Gaillardia plants are tough; they are heat and drought tolerant, and rabbit and deer resistant. Gaillardias are first-year flowering perennials, they bloom continuously from late spring or early summer until frost. Blooms attract bees and butterflies, are excellent cut flowers. Plants self-sow. Gaillardia is among the easiest perennial flowers to grow.