Gaillardia aristata syn. G. grandiflora
Gaillardia, also known as blanket flower, is an easy to grow, first year flowering perennial. Gaillardias will bring an exceptionally long season of color into your sunny garden.
ARIZONA SERIES Gaillardia Seeds
Flowering up to 1 month earlier than other Gaillardias, Arizona series plants begin flowering in late spring and continue until frost. The dwarf, 12 inch tall plants will provide you an abundance of 3-4 inch flowers beginning the first year.
ARIZONA APRICOT Gaillardia
Arizona Apricot Gaillardia is an All-America Selections Winner. Flowers are golden-yellow at the edge, apricot in the center. More subtle than its flashier kin, Arizona Apricot is quite beautiful. It is an easy Gaillardia to blend with other perennials. Winter hardy to zone 2.
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 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 colors available. Single Mix Gaillardia will flower continuously throughout the summer and fall. Easy to grow from seed and fast to flower. Plants grow 2-3 feet tall. 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 Gaillardia petals are gold, banded red at the base. Amount of gold varies according to growing conditions, flowers always display more yellow tones than other bicolor Gaillardias. Blooms will not fade, even in hottest climates. The neat, branching, heavy blooming plants grow to 16-18 inches tall. Mesa Bright Bicolor Gaillardia will flower the first year. Winter hardy to zone 5.
MESA PEACH Gaillardia
Mesa Peach Gaillardia is a sturdy, well-branched, 14 to 16 inch tall perennial. Plants are covered in brilliant, golden yellow flowers, which blend into peachy orange centers. Mesa Peach Gaillardia plants begin flowering slightly earlier than those of Mesa Bright Bicolor. The plants continue to flower all summer and into the fall. Winter hardy to zone 5.
The huge, 4 inch flowers of Tojaker Gaillardia are colored in a unique, mango-orange. Each petal is tipped in peach. Plants grow to 2 feet tall. Tokajer Gaillardia is an outstanding, rarely offered selection. Winter hardy to zone 2.
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. Plants are winter hardy to zone 2.
AMBER WHEELS Gaillardia
Amber Wheels Gaillardia is one of a kind. Its extra-large, golden flowers highlight showy, amber-red centers. Robust, 30-36 inch tall plants bloom continuously from late spring through early autumn. Winter Hardy to zone 3. Amber Wheels Gaillardia combines beautifully with Violet hollyhock.
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 to the strongest plant. See starting your seeds for more information.
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. They are excellent cut flowers. Gaillardia plants self-sow. They are among the easiest perennial flowers to grow.