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Gaillardia grandiflora Mesa Red - Blanketflower

Gaillardia grandiflora Mesa Red is an eyecatcher when in bloom with its all red flowers. The Blanketflower is a short-lived perennial. Gaillardia grandiflora Mesa Red is a hybrid of midwestern species. The Mesa Red Blanketflower will bloom for a much longer period if the spent flowers are removed The birds like the seeds so if you are trying to encourage them in your garden the flowers can be scattered around the plants after they have been removed. Mesa Red Blanketflower starts blooming in May in our area and continues through to Fall. Gaillardia grandiflora Mesa Red grows in full sun and requires drainage. Plants grow 18"- 2 feet tall and wide. Gaillardia grandiflora Mesa Red is Winter hardy to zone 3. The Painted Lady Butterfly, California Dogface, White Checkered Skipper, California Common Ringlet, Mormon Metalmark, Great Purple Hairstreak, Northern White Skipper, and Common Buckeye Butterflies are common visitors.

Gaillardia grandiflora Mesa Red, Mesa Red Blanketflower

Red flowers of Gaillardia grandiflora Mesa Red - Mesa Red Blanketflower. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Gaillardia Genus featured on this site:
Gaillardia aristata Arizona Apricot
Gaillardia grandiflora * Blanketflower