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Gaillardia grandiflora 'Yellow Shield' (Blanket Flower)

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Plant description

gaillardia grandiflora blanket flower yellow shield 2

gaillardia grandiflora blanket flower yellow shield 1

Gaillardia 'Yellow Shield' is a bright addition to the garden, with glowing yellow semi double flowers with contrasting red centres, and they will bloom for most of the year in warm areas. The plant is biennial, meaning it lasts for two years. Great for containers as they are neat mound shaped plants, and will brighten courtyards and patios with their sunny faces, and also good for garden plantings. Give them a handful of slow release fertiliser to feed the continual flowering. Love a sunny space in well drained soils. Blooms are great for cut flower use. Good waterwise plants once established.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow and red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.

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