Native to much of the U.S. Low-growing summer bloomers with daisy-like flowers in warm colors—yellow, bronze, scarlet. Plants thrive in heat and need good drainage. Easy to grow from seed and fine for cutting and borders; often reseed.Gaillardia pulchella
This annual grows to 1 1/2–2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide, with soft, hairy leaves and long, whiplike stems carrying 2-in. flowers in warm shades of red, yellow, and gold. Easy to grow; sow seeds in warm soil after danger of frost is past (in Zones 12 and 13, sow in fall). ‘Red Plume’ and ‘Yellow Plume’ are double flowered, with 2-in. blossoms on uniform 12–14-in. plants.
There are two main kinds of this annual plant: climbing types, which trail over the ground or climb to...
The true species grows to 1 1/2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide, but plants sold under this name are usually m...
Hybrid of G. aristata and G. pulchella. Grows to 2–4 ft. high and 1 1/2 ft. wi...