Hardiness: 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: Red
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)
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
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
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.
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.
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?
On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
GAILLARDIA Burgundy - Medium 24" - Plant 12" apart. Rich wine red flowers.
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).
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+++
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 Lake Of The Pines, California San Leandro, California Visalia, California Denver, Colorado Edgewater, Colorado Cos Cob, Connecticut Seymour, Connecticut Delray Beach, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fruitville, Florida Tallahassee, Florida Lewiston, Idaho Priest River, Idaho Downers Grove, Illinois Fishers, Indiana Poland, Indiana Warren Park, Indiana Scott, Louisiana Bellaire, Michigan Dearborn Heights, Michigan Macomb, Michigan Pinconning, Michigan Red Wing, Minnesota Bella Villa, Missouri Dexter, Missouri Glendale, Missouri Grandview, Missouri Bigfork, Montana Elba, New York Glen Park, New York Red Oaks Mill, New York Sunset Beach, North Carolina Cincinnati, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Sapulpa, Oklahoma Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon Salem, Oregon East Norriton, Pennsylvania Conway, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Seven Oaks, South Carolina Belton, Texas El Paso, Texas Hereford, Texas Jacksonville, Texas Monterey, Virginia Kalama, Washington Vancouver, Washington Bayfield, Wisconsin Menasha, Wisconsin