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GAILLARDIA aristata 'Sunburst Burgundy Silk'

Image of Gaillardia aristata 'Sunburst Burgundy Silk' (SUNBURST SERIES)

Syngenta

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

GAILLARDIA aristata 'Sunburst Burgundy Silk'( SUNBURST SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Common Blanketflower

General Description

Bred for its compact habit and heavy flowering, 'Burgundy Silk' is a hardy perennial blanketflower that’s ideal for hot, sunny flower beds. Overall, it has a bushy habit and fuzzy, gray-green leaves. From spring to fall it produces many large, pastel burgundy daisies with dark centers and a silky sheen. Deadheading spent flowers encourages continued blooming and keeps the plants tidy.

This perennial will thrive given a sunny location in average soil. Like all blanketflowers it thrives in heat and will tolerate drought once established.

The compact ‘Burgundy Silk’ will add bright, consistent color to any flower garden or container and draw butterflies by the dozens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    14"-20" / 35.6cm - 50.8cm (16)

  • Width

    12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm (14)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    North America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Burgundy

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No