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botanical name:
Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Fanfare'
Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Fanfare' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Blanket Flower
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Compact perennial with greyish green foliage. Striking large
red and yellow flowers in summer, with trumpet-shaped florets radiating from the dome like centre.

cultivation:
Well drained, reasonably fertile soil is preferred but will tolerate nutritionally poor soils. Full sun is essential. Very drought tolerant.
Dead-head regularly to encourage flowering. In cool climate area it is best to cut back growth to about 15cm in late summer to promote basal growth which usually overwinters well.

propagation:
By division or root cuttings

other notes:
DIscovered by Richard Reed, West Sussex, UK

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