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Gaillardia x grandiflora Burgundy
Common name   Burgundy Blanket Flower
Hardiness Zone   3 - 10
Sun   Full sun
Soil   Moist, well-drained
Flower color   Burgundy
Bloom Time   May - September
Height   2 to 3 feet

General Culture:
Best grown in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates dry soils, but is intolerant of heavy clay soils. Flowers well without deadheading. Cut back flower stems at the end of the bloom season, however, to promote vegetative growth.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
This Gaillardia cultivar is a hybrid typically growing 2-3' tall. Features large, daisy-like, solitary, deep wine red flowers (3-4" diameter) which appear on erect but often sprawling stems. Long summer bloom period. Gray-green basal leaves are narrow, lance-shaped, toothed and lobed.
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spot, powdery mildew and aster yellows. Taller stems tend to sprawl and may need staking. Wet soils in winter can be fatal.
Provides long-lasting summer bloom for the perennial border or cutting garden. Excellent fresh cut flower. May be naturalized in wild areas.