Posts Tagged ‘Gaillardia’

Sunburst™ ‘Scarlet Halo’ Gaillardia

Sunburst™ 'Scarlet Halo' Gaillardia

Sunburst™ ‘Scarlet Halo‘ Gaillardia is a vibrant, clean looking Gaillardia. The rainbow of color is sure to stand out in your garden. Gaillardia is a drought tolerant, sun loving plant. The compact habit of Sunburst™ ‘Scarlet Halo‘ Gaillardia keeps a nice tidy look in your garden. Blooming from early summer to late fall Gaillardia is a full season color choice.


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Gaillardia aristata ‘Lucky Wheeler’

(Blanket Flower) Similar to ‘Fancy Wheeler’, Gaillardia aristata ‘Lucky Wheeler’ PPAF produces 2″ wide red and yellow blooms but has fluted flower petals. With a compact petite habit, ‘Lucky Wheeler’ PPAF blooms prolifically from early summer to early fall. Heat tolerant Gaillardia are well adapted to poor soil and receive their name from the manner in which they used to “blanket” the prairies of North America.


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Gaillardia grandiflora ‘Fanfare’

Just 1 little flower is showing its face. It is quite a bit early for Gaillardia to be blooming but I thought why not post it, it is a reminder that summer is coming. Gaillardia  ‘Fanfare’ is typically a mid summer bloomer. Gaillardia is an excellent new perennial that thrives in hot and dry conditions. Gaillardia ‘Fanfare’ PP15,892 is one of the most popular new perennials on the market! The unique scarlet petals flare out like trumpets with bright yellow tips. The fanfare of flowers continues from early June through late fall! ‘Fanfare’ PP15,892 displays a wonderful compact form and is very floriferous.

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How to Grow a Hummingbird Nest

Clematis Seed Head

Clematis Seed Head

Your plants are a great source for more than just nectar. Yes, hummingbirds enjoy that tasty treat but they also enjoy the nesting materials the plants provide. The fluffy seed heads of Clematis and Gaillardia are perfect for nesting materials. The plumes of Ornamental Grasses are also a great source for hummingbird nests. So next time you plant your hummingbird garden, in addition to plants that attract them, also include a few that will help them in their nesting needs.

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