Blanket flower

Gaillardia aristata 'Maxima Aurea'

Blanket flower - Gaillardia aristata  'Maxima Aurea'

Common Name: Blanket flower
Genus: Gaillardia
Species: aristata
Cultivar: 'Maxima Aurea'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.75 m (75 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Big golden-yellow daisy-like flowers up to 10cm across appear from June to September over greyish-green leaves. This gorgeous blanket flower is excellent for the middle of a sunny, well-drained herbaceous or mixed border. Perfect for a planting scheme based on hot colours the brassy blooms make excellent and long-lasting cut flowers.

  • Garden care: Stake with brushwood or bamboo canes before the flowers appear. Remove the spent flower-heads regularly to prolong flowering. Cut the stems down to ground-level in autumn, lifting and dividing large clumps every third year.


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