Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Fanfare'

Fanfare Blanket Flower


Patents: PP#15892

Family: Compositae

Genus: Gaillardia

Parent: Gaillardia x grandiflora

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: 14" tall, 18" wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun

Description: 

Compact, low-growing habit with yellow-orange flowers in spring and summer. The ray flowers are tubular. Armitage says they do not tolerate cold winters. Deer and rabbit resistant.

History: 

From patent application (inventor: Richard Read, Bognor Regis, England): ...a chance seedling that was discovered and isolated as a single plant by the inventor in 1997 in a cultivated area of West Sussex, England. The invention had grown from commercially available seed a selection of annual and perennial plants, including Gaillardia 'Goblin' (unpatented) for a garden display in 1996 and 1997. The inventor found amongst these plants two seedlings of Gaillardia that appeared substantially different in character and flower form from any variety of Gaillardia known to the inventor. The two seedlings were similar in appearance, except that one, the subject of this application and named by the inventor as 'Fanfare', was approximately 25% shorter in height than the other seedling. The second, taller, seedling was destroyed... 'Fanfare' differs from the parent plant in its ray flowers, which are each tubular in shape and terminate in four petals.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Santa Rosa in April 2011 and planted it in the perennial garden. It was not well-rooted and shrivelled in the heat. Santa Rosa did not have any more plants and gave a full credit instead.


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