Blanket Flower (Gaillardia 'Oranges & Lemons')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Oranges and Lemons

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 18-24 inches (45-60cm)
Plant Spread: 15-18 inches (38-45cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: Orange, gold and yellow.
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP 17092
Parentage: Gaillardia aristata x Gaillardia pulchella


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Posted by virginiarose (Virginia) on Oct 12, 2011 5:17 PM

Some nurseries list this as a zone 3 plant but I have read reviews from people in zone 5 and 6 who said it did not winter over even with mulch. :(

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