Gaillardia aristata 'Oranges & Lemons' PP17092

Common Name: Blanket Flower

Sure to take the market by storm, this blanket flower is a breakthrough in gaillardia coloring! Rather than the typical bright red and yellow flowers, 'Oranges & Lemons' PP17092 looks just like it sounds--large, peachy orange flowers with yellow tips and a gold central cone. The blue-green foliage enhances this warm coloring and the round, chartreuse seed heads extend the interest after the flowers are spent. Unlike many of the older selections, this one has an improved upright habit rather than sprawling. It's simply fantastic!

These perennials require little care once established. They are heat tolerant and actually prefer to be grown in poorer soils. They get their name from the manner in which they used to blanket North American prairies with their blooms. They can still be found in fields and along roadsides in the prairie region and into the Rockies.