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Gaillardia × grandiflora ‘Amber Wheels’
Gaillardia × grandiflora ‘Amber Wheels’
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Gaillardia × grandiflora ‘Amber Wheels’

Blanket Flower

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.220.070

Blanket Flowers are valuable in the summer border for their very long season of bloom. They form low mounds of light-green leaves, bearing upright stems of large daisy-type flowers. This tall selection has blooms of a clear golden-yellow, the petals surrounding a button of orange-red. Terrific for cutting, with nice long stems. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Plants should be divided every 2 to 3 years, in early spring. Not the best choice for heavy clay soil that will stay wet through the winter. Removing faded flowers will encourage continual blooming. May require staking if grown in rich, moist soil. A 2006 introduction, bred by Jelitto Seeds of Germany.

Further details for
Gaillardia × grandiflora ‘Amber Wheels’

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
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   75-80 cm
   29-31 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate