Telford & Topton, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Oranges and Lemons'
Common name   Blanket Flower
Hardiness Zone   5-9
Sun   Full sun
Soil   Moist, well-drained
Flower color   Yellow, red
Bloom Time   May - September
Height   1 - 2 ft

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:
'Oranges and Lemons' is a floriferous, long-blooming, perennial blanket flower that was discovered as a chance seedling by Rosemary Hardy at her nursery in Hampshire, England in 2002. From a mound of blue-green leaves (each to 4" long), rise flowering stems to 18-24" tall topped from late spring to fall with a profuse bloom of daisy-like flowers.
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spot, powdery mildew and aster yellows. 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.