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Gaillardia aristata ‘Fancy Wheeler’
Gaillardia aristata ‘Fancy Wheeler’
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Gaillardia aristata ‘Fancy Wheeler’

Blanket Flower

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.220.600

Blanket Flowers are valuable in the summer border for their very long season of bloom. They form a low mound of light-green leaves, bearing upright stems of large daisy-type flowers. This very compact selection has bicolor petals of scarlet, tipped with gold surrounding a deep red button eye. Blooms from early summer through early fall. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Heat tolerant and actually prefers poorer soils. They got their name from the fact that they used to blanket North American prairies with their blooms. Not the best choice for heavy clay soil that will stay wet through the winter. Removing faded flowers will encourage constant blooming. A 2009 introduction by Jelitto Seeds of Germany. USPP#22016: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

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Gaillardia aristata ‘Fancy Wheeler’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate