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GAILLARDIA aristata 'Sunburst Scarlet Halo'

Image of Gaillardia aristata 'Sunburst Scarlet Halo' (SUNBURST SERIES)

Syngenta

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

GAILLARDIA aristata 'Sunburst Scarlet Halo'( SUNBURST SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Common Blanketflower

Special Notice

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General Description

With flowers colored like bulls-eyes, 'Scarlet Halo' is a striking member of the Sunburst Series. The center of the flowers and the bases of the petals are a dark red, while the ends of the petals are a vividly contrasting yellow. Smaller and more compact than most blanket flowers, it lifts its 4-inch flowers on long stems and blooms continuously from spring through fall.

Given a sunny location in good soil, these perennials are good for adding color to a bed or border. They also make good container plants. Deadheading spent flowers helps to encourage blooming and keeps the plants tidy. Blanketflowers also make good cut flowers.

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

    Spring, Summer, Fall

  • Native To

    North America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Red, Light Yellow, Burgundy

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    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

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No