Blanket flower

Gaillardia × grandiflora 'Burgunder'

Blanket flower - Gaillardia × grandiflora  'Burgunder'

Common Name: Blanket flower
Genus: Gaillardia
Species: × grandiflora
Cultivar: 'Burgunder'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

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

Flowering through the summer months and into autumn with regular deadheading. This is a vigorous seed raised variety of the North American blanket flower adding vibrant pools of colour in a herbaceous border or gravel garden. Good drainage and full sun keep this prairie and grassland plant compact and floriferous.

  • Garden care: Cut down flowering stems in the autumn and mulch with straw or bracken to prevent the crowns getting wet. Large clumps can be divided carefully and replanted in late spring when the soil has warmed up. Autumn collected seed can be sown in spring for planting large areas.

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