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.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Goblin Blanket Flower
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Summer to fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Compact plant that forms a neat mound of lance-shaped gray-green leaves.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Dry Sites, Salt
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Skin and eye irritant.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|