Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Goblin' (also called Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Kobold' and Blanket flower, because the colours are said to resemble the blankets made by some South American communities)
'Goblin' or 'Kobold'
A bushy, hardy, herbaceous perennial grown for a long display of flowers in summer. Good for mixed borders, naturalistic and wildlife gardens. Drought-tolerant so useful for dry areas or gravel gardens. Mixes well with low-growing grasses.
Attractive to bees and butterflies.
Flowers in summer.
Habit - bushy, fairly compact. H: 30cm S: 50cm
Stem - slender, straight, lightly haired.
Leaves - green, simple, lacking stems.
Flowers - borne in summer, they are open, daisy-like, up to 10cm across, with a domed red-brown centre. The petals are bright yellow, shading to orange-red at the base.
Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.
By seed, sown in situ after the danger of frost has passed.
Generally pest-free, but may be affected by downy mildew.
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