Common name: Blanket Flower Gaillardia G. Mesa Bright Bicolor

Height: 14-16 Inches
Spread: 20-22 Inches
Flower Color: Yellow Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Early summer Midsummer Late summer
How's your soil?: Poor Soil Average Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio Prairie Cottage Eclectic

Bright red flowers with a wide, bright yellow band.

Developed by Kieft Seed, the members of the MESA™ series bloom the first year and form very uniform, compact, well-branched plants with strong, upright habits.  The MESA™ Series tend to flower about 2-3 weeks earlier than comparative varieties, from early thru late summer. All the colors have intense, non-fading color. Butterflies adore the blooms. 

In the landscape, plants have proven to be wind and rain resistant which is especially valuable in climates where there are frequent thunderstorms in summer.  It tolerates a wide range of climates including those with hot, humid, dry, cool, and moist conditions as long as good drainage is provided.