Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Gallo Peach' flowers
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Height: 10 inches
Spread: 15 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Blanketflower; Indian Blanket
Bright peach and yellow flowers with brick red centers contrast beautifully with its fuzzy gray-green leaves; a profuse bloomer that will bloom all summer with deadheading; attracts butterflies, great for cutting, heat tolerant and deer resistant
Gallo Peach Blanket Flower features beautiful peach daisy flowers with brick red eyes and yellow tips at the ends of the stems from early summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's tomentose narrow leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Gallo Peach Blanket Flower is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This perennial will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Gallo Peach Blanket Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Container Planting
Gallo Peach Blanket Flower will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This perennial should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by division.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.