Sun - heat and drought tolerant
Mid to late summer - long blooming
Yellow with bronze and red marks
Zone 3. Hardy, not long lived, but self sows.
Front of border. mass plantings
Easy, colorful, and long blooming. Does well in poor, dry soil. Do not over water or fertilize.
Gaillardias are wonderfully colorful plants with daisy-like flowers in shades ranging from yellow to maroon. They enjoy a long bloom period from midsummer right up until frost and are very drought tolerant. The Monarch strain reaches a height of 30 inches and comes in a wide range of colors. Burgundy is very similar in form but shades of maroon and burgundy predominate. Both make fine cut flowers. Goblin is a dwarf form reaching 8 to 12 inches. It is an excellent front of the border plant for dry sunny locations. Gaillardias are very attractive in mass and are a butterfly favorite.