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Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Burgundy'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gaillardia (gay-LAR-dee-uh) (Info)
Species: x grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Burgundy
Additional cultivar information: (aka Burgunder)

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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5 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Eldine On May 10, 2014, Eldine from Wellsville, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

Bought 2 of these a few years ago and loved them. Gorgeous deep red flowers and lots of them. The more you deadhead, the more they flower. Do tend to flop forward though. The second year, one of two did not come back in spring. So I moved the one left somewhere else to see how it would do. It survived, so I bought 4 more last spring . But only one returned this spring. I'm disappointed because its a great plant. I'm going to try "Arizona Red Shades" to see if its any better.

Neutral Bazuhi On Jun 9, 2011, Bazuhi from Downers Grove, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Planted this back in 2009 after I saw it at the local Home Depot... It bloomed really nice it's first year and I was also deadheading to get more blooms.. In 2010 the plant seemed weak and without as many blooms asit had in 2009. Lost in summer of 2010

Positive BlackDogKurt On Sep 6, 2008, BlackDogKurt from Seymour, CT wrote:

Very floriferous. Blooms non-stop all summer long! Looks like an annual the way it blooms. Very showy, with almost pure red blooms - not at all magenta or pink. It should be deadheaded regularly to clean up all the spent blooms. Most Gaillardias tend to be short-lived perennials, burning out after a few years, but they reseed readily.

Positive Catamarca On Aug 4, 2008, Catamarca from El Paso, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

These plants (Monarch variety) have done very well in El Paso; the only current problem is that live oak leaves built up under a large mat of the plant and after it rained retained the water, leading, I believe, to some root rot issues. I'm trying to save it, raked away the leaves, sprinkled some sulphur.

Positive Gran54 On Apr 2, 2007, Gran54 from Miccosukee Cpo, FL wrote:

In Tallahassee, Florida, this plant heavily in fall, bloomed lightly all winter and bloomed very heavily from February-March. Then it seemed to collapse. I have sheared it back. We have had drought but it gets watered with a drip hose. Does anyone know if the plant will recover? Do they regularly wilt out after long periods of bloom?

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

GAILLARDIA Burgundy - Medium 24" - Plant 12" apart. Rich wine red flowers.

General Information:
Ever-blooming from the early summer on. Very showy banded flowers "blanket" this plant. The ends of the petals have a torn ruffled appearance. Butterflies are drawn to it. New plantlets can be started by cutting straight down along the side of a clump in midsummer. New plants will form at the severed roots. Completely carefee. Best in poor loose soils (no clay).

Positive jamie68 On Dec 15, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is so easy, so rewarding, and such a hummingbird magnet - I will never be without it in my garden. Easy to divide, fills in quickly, and never without bloom of a really deep, saturated color - A+++

Positive bigcityal On Dec 9, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Low low maintenace with a lot of flowers, give it room to grow


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona
Albany, California
Auburn, California
San Leandro, California
Visalia, California
Denver, Colorado (2 reports)
Cos Cob, Connecticut
Seymour, Connecticut
Delray Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Miccosukee Cpo, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Lewiston, Idaho
Priest River, Idaho
Downers Grove, Illinois
Fishers, Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Poland, Indiana
Melbourne, Kentucky
Scott, Louisiana
Bellaire, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Macomb, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Red Wing, Minnesota
Dexter, Missouri
Grandview, Missouri
Saint Louis, Missouri (2 reports)
Bigfork, Montana
Elba, New York
Poughkeepsie, New York
Watertown, New York
Greensboro, North Carolina
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Defiance, Ohio
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Columbia, South Carolina
Conway, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Belton, Texas
El Paso, Texas (2 reports)
Hereford, Texas
Jacksonville, Texas
Monterey, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Bayfield, Wisconsin
Menasha, Wisconsin

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