Blanket Flower (Gaillardia 'Fanfare')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Gaillardia aristata 'Fanfare'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP15,892 (2005)
Parentage: Unknown
Child plants: one child plant

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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Gardens - Rock Island, Il.Date: 7-6-08
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2007-07-18
By Joy
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-5-06-20 9:33 pm. Fanfare is on the right, but from the same plant, an in
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2007-07-13
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Location: Clymer,PADate: 06/24/2018
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2010-09-25
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2010-06-30
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2015-06-20 9:34 am. A seedling from the original Fanfare plant.
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Date: 2012-06-09
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Photo by JJ Harrison
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Location: Courtyard Date: 2013-06-11
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Location: Courtyard Date: 2008-0615
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Location: Clymer,PADate: 07/23/2018
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: Jun 26, 2006 3:57 PM
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Date: 2012-06-09
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Date: 2012-06-22
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2012-10-06
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Gardens - Rock Island, Il.Date: 7-4-08
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2007-06-30
By Joy
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2007-06-30
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2012-10-06
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Location: Courtyard Date: 2014-08-27
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Location: Courtyard Date: 2013-0611
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Location: Courtyard Date: 2009-1107
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Location: Courtyard Date: 2014-08-27
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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 5, 2011 5:06 AM

Gaillardias like this one are very hardy and bloom over a very long season here in Middle Tennessee. Mine are still blooming after several frosts and even freezes.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Dec 8, 2011 5:45 PM

The blooms are dazzling, colorful and beautiful!

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