Mesa Red Blanket Flower
Mesa Red Blanket Flower

Mesa Red Blanket Flower

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Gorgeous saturated blooms, the Mesa Red Blanket Flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘PAS933516’) is a dark-red summer-to-fall blooming perennial that pollinators adore! Toothy petals of these ray flowers have darker brick red center petals and an even darker pollen-rich center. Held aloft on long, slender stems above a mound of green foliage that is light and airy perennials for your garden edges and borders.
Mesa Red grows into a mound 14-16 inches tall and wide, these are highly-adaptable perennials that add lovely color to bouquets and summer planters! The daisy-like blooms start in late spring and keep popping until early fall, and attract swarms of nectar-hungry bees and butterflies and also plenty of pollen for beneficial pollinators!
It is believed that it was named the ‘blanket flower’ because it resembles the blanket patterns that were created by Native Americans. Gaillardia is native to both North and South America and was named after M. Gaillard de Charentonneau, an 18th-century French patron of botany. Mesa Red is an improved Gaillardia that profusely reblooms and is very cold and heat-resistant in USDA zones 5 – 9!
Planting and Application:Gaillardia adds a saturated blast of color to sunny garden beds or borders! These are nectar-rich blooms that call bees and butterflies to your garden. Mesa Red Blanket Flowers love dry sunny locations and are drought-tolerant once established. Add to Pollinator and cut flower borders, Rock gardens and cottage borders. Perennial beds gain vivid red hues all summer long until frost!
So feel free to add them to hot, sun-drenched hillsides, in large swaths of mass plantings, and prairie plantings! Thriving in the ‘hell-strip’ between the sidewalk and road, as well as edging along pathways and borders. You’ll love the radiant blooms cheerfully blooming along the side of your driveway no problem!
No yard or no room? Drop Blanket Flowers in large planters and mixed containers for stunning blooms without the fuss around your sunny seating areas and front porch pots! Plant with ornamental grasses, other sunny perennials, and around red or purple flowering shrubs for incredible color!
Bold Saturated Toothy Red Petals
Green Mounded Perennials & Long Slender Stems
Non-Stop Reblooming Late Spring Through Fall
Very Low Maintenance & Easy to Care For
Containers, Beds, Borders, Cut-Flowers, Edging & Focal Points
#ProPlantTips for Care:Perennial Gaillardia plants maintain vigorous growth if planted in medium, well-drained soils in full sun. It tolerates some dry soils, but it does not do well in heavy clay soils. Preferring regular moisture, once established they become very drought resistant. Gaillardia self-sows, so deadhead after the blooms fade is recommended (unless you don’t mind them spreading themselves about the garden, or snipping plenty for your bouquets all summer long), to encourage new blooms in profusion! Prune back in late fall once the foliage begins to yellow.
Grows Great in Full Sun
Low to Average Soil Moisture
Well-Drained Average Soil
Deadhead to Prevent Reseed & Encourage More Blooms
Prune Back Late Fall
The vivid Mesa Red Blanket Flower is a fantastic extended-bloom perennial that is easy-care color in sunny gardens and pollinators! Order now from the experts at NatureHills.com!