Gaillardia × grandiflora
Colorful-blooming hybrids of native gaillardias come in a variety of sizes, color variations, and forms. Some cultivars can be fairly short-lived; however, they also tend to reseed a fair amount. Removal of spent blooms will often lengthen the blooming season. These widely adapted plants can take hot, dry conditions. Contact with the leaves can cause a skin rash (dermatitis) in susceptible folks.
Water needs: low but adaptable
Exposure: full sun
Availability in nurseries: common
Native range: hybrid of species (G. aristata Pursh, WY native), G. pulchella Foug.) native to the U.S.
Plant family: Asteraceae
Photo by Dorothy Tuthill
Photo by Brenna Marsicek