Gaillardia aristata 'Goblin' ('Kobold') - BLANKET FLOWER 'GOBLIN'

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Dwarf cultivar, only 10-12" tall and 15" wide, bigger yellow-red flowers (3") for the whole summer to early fall. Deadheading encourages flowering.

Easy to grow shorter-lived perennial for sunny spot and drained soils.

Hardy in zones 3-10.

Full sun, average to medium moist to drier - or better said drained soils. Average, not too fertile soils. The best is somewhat moist, but well drained soil (sandy, gritty soil, or even clayish soil with gritty components in lower layers).

Heat, drought tolerant plant. Rabbits and deer usually don't bother it. Attracts butterflies.

To prolong it's life, it's the best to cut it back to 6" of height at the end of summer, so it can form dense basal leaves that survive better.

The best for sunny border, cottage garden, butterfly garden, bigger container. Good perennial companions are Achillea, Agastache, Asclepias tuberosa, Amsonia (shorter cultivars like 'Blue Ice', Amsonia 'Storm Cloud', shorter Asters, shorter cultivars of Baptisia, Callirhoe, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Iris x germanica, Rudbeckia missouriensis, Sedum telephium or grasses like Schizachyrium scoparium, Pennisetum, Bouteloua.

Other name is Gaillardia x grandiflora (hybrid of Gaillardia aristata and Gaillardia pulchella).

Picture copyright : US Perennials nursery

Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot