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GAILLARDIA aristata (SUNBURST SERIES)

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Syngenta

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

GAILLARDIA aristata( SUNBURST SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Common Blanketflower, Sunburst Blanketflower

General Description

Grown for their spring-to-fall succession of large bright daisy-like blooms, blanket flowers are clump-forming, rangy, herbaceous perennials native to central North America. Comprising five cultivars, the Sunburst Series has been bred for profuse flowering and more compact plants that do not need staking. Borne singly on relatively short stems, the flowers come in various shades and combinations of yellow and burgundy. The large, hairy, broadly lance-shaped leaves are often lobed.

Given a sunny location in good well-drained soil, these perennials add summer-long color to a perennial border. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage blooming and keep the plants tidy. Cut plants back severely in early fall. Blanketflowers make good cut flowers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • 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

    Well Drained

  • 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

    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, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No