Fanfare blanket flower is not for the subdued garden. This is a powerhouse of color and drama. It’s perfect for the garden that contains every color or for a monochromatic palette that calls for a punch of color here and there. It’s rather easy to care for and it is attractive to pollinators.
Fanfare photo from GardenCrossings.com
Botanical name: Gaillardia x ‘Fanfare’
Common name: Fanfare Blanket Flower
Bloom color: Red accentuated with orange and yellow
Bloom season: Summer through fall
Height: 12 inches
Width: 18 inches
Sun requirements: Full sun
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3–10
This is the trifecta of plants: water wise, resistant to deer and attractive to butterflies! As with most new plants, water it well the first year, allowing it to get established in the garden (read: develop deep roots). We like to cut back spent flowers and old foliage for a tidier-looking plant.