Gaillardia Goblin

 

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Daisy like blooms with scarlet red petals with yellow tips. The Blanket Flower Goblin is the number one choice perennial Gaillardia hybrid for gardens. Blooms all summer for continuous vibrant color. (Gaillardia)

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-14" tall, 12-14" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 70PER
Goblin has been the classic Gaillardia for perennial gardens for decades. The flowers are large, the plant is shorter than the native, and the blooming goes on for months, especially if you remove the fading flowers. A superb color-maker for your border.

The Gaillardias are one of the great glories of American wildflowers, carpeting whole landscapes to the horizon in the plains states and the west. The natives are the famous yellow and white pinwheel bi-colors. In our wildflower seed department, we sell the much-loved annual, Indian Blanket, and the native perennial as well, G. aristata, often called Blanket Flower.

But hybridizers are always anxious to improve native plants, no matter how beautiful they may be. And in this case, they have. Goblin is one of the oldest, and still probably the most popular hybrid, with very large flowers and a long bloom season.

Many other newer hybrids emphasize one color or the other--the red or the yellow. And in very recent years, even the flower form has changed. With Fanfare, we were introduced to Gaillardias with tubular ray petals, each one a miniature flaring trumpet. Now that form is expanded with the exciting new Commotion group. And the stunning new Dakota Reveille has turned the whole flower into a fluffy ball of petals.

All are great garden perennials, tough as oaks, great for color, and as dependable as they come.

SKU 70PER
Common Name Blanket Flower
Botanical Name Gaillardia
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 12-14" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-14" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Native, Extended Blooms
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

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American MeadowsGaillardia Goblin
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Long bloom time (6)
  • Vivid colors (6)
  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Attractive (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Containers (4)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Large areas (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (6), Casual hobbyist (4), Getting started (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

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4.0

Great flower

By 

from Robbinsville, nj

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Constant Blooms
  • Healthy
  • Worked Great In A Pot

Cons

  • Nothing

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors
  • Patio

Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

Product was as described. It grew well in a pot in a sunny spot. Produced constant blooms throughout the summer.

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5.0

Loves the sun!

By 

from Nashville TN

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

    Two small plants arrived and in no time spread out and bloomed quite profusely. They stay in the hot afternoon sun until dusk and really seem to like it. Attracts many bees and butterflies.

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    4.0

    love these

    By 

    from Winston Salem,NC

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

      4 out of 5 did not return

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stubbornly reliable

      By 

      from Beekman, NY

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

        This plant had been thriving and flowering before being trampled due to circumstances beyond my control. I made some drastic cuts to it removing all the sadly squashed blooms. Within 2 weeks of cutting it back, it has already begun producing blooms again.

         
        5.0

        Great Bloomers

        By 

        from Mount Carmel,Pa

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        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

          I have these planted in my garden. They are beautiful and have a long bloom time. I am expecting them to bloom for awhile yet this year.

           
          5.0

          Good golly Gaillardia!

          By 

          from Owatonna MN

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Border Control
            • Containers
            • Raised Beds

            Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

            I ordered six plants last spring and as soon as our MN weather would allow, sunk them into the ground. I was very impressed with their quick growth, vivid colors, spread and easy maintenance. I saved the seeds at the end of the growing season and am going to try to plant those next spring as well. Totally sold on the quality of these plants~!

             
            4.0

            Looked nice

            By 

            from Illinois

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

            • Low Maintenance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

              I expected it to spread faster.

               
              4.0

              Great color!

              By 

              from Medford, MA

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              Pros

              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Containers

                Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

                These plants love the sun and are fast bloomers! I am a lazy gardener and these are prettty carefree too.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                They bloom like crazy!

                By 

                from Indianapolis, IN

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                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

                    Our blanket flowers have really spread out and look great. They have done very well in what was a dry summer with very sporadic watering. I did not dead-head at all but they still just keep blooming and blooming.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great for my container garden

                    By 

                    from Glendale, AZ

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                    Pros

                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Containers

                      Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

                      I ordered this along with a Burgundy Gaillardia. They have both grown into their bigger pots, but the Goblin is by far the healthier, more robust plant. It is looking a little bedraggled after our long, hot summer but is still producing blooms. I have both plants on an East facing patio that gets sun until about 11:30 am, watering every other day.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Bloom bonanza!

                      By 

                      from Camas, WA

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                      Pros

                      • Long Bloom Time
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Containers

                        Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

                        When I received this bare-root plant, my expectations for it's first growing season were very low, so I am very surprised by how quickly this plant took off! It rapidly developed vigorous leaves and before I knew it, there were blooms everywhere. It bloomed within three (3) weeks of planting and hasn't stopped at all, with many buds remaining. I am beyond impressed and consider this one of my favorite container plants, with bright, large flowers that last a long time - fantastic!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Very nice plant

                        By 

                        from Swampscott, MA

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                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

                          Very nice plant, it's already 3 times the size and already blooming. Very beautiful flower. The only thing i wish is for the flowers to be bigger, which i think it will happen once it grows more.

                          I highly recommend this one, it is the only one blooming of the bunch i ordered this spring.... and it was part of my last order.

                          I also noticed that it is pest resistant, there is something chewing on all of my plants, except for this one.

                          Will be getting more.

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                          • Personal

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The Prettiest Goblin Around!

                          By 

                          from Pittsburgh, PA

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                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Hardy
                          • Healthy
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about American Meadows Gaillardia Goblin:

                            Warm, rich hues of red, orange and yellow. Big, hardy plants that take off growing the moment they're in the ground. Flowers that seem to appear instantly and shine like the sun. Does that sound like a garden you'd want? Then invite this Goblin to a sunny spot near you! I found this to be a very strong, hardy plant that transplanted easily to a flower bed. No sulking, no acclimatizing: the Goblin got its footing and was off! The flowers are stunning. The variety in shades adds depth and interest to a sunny place. Paired with other warm colors, the Goblin sets off any other yellow, red, or orange. A reliable perennial and a sun-loving flower, offering years of enjoyment ahead!

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                            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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