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Gaillardia Oranges and Lemons

No longer available this season.
Blanket Flower Oranges and Lemons has unique peachy orange petals dipped in yellow surrounded by a pale orange cone. Blue-green foliage. PP#17092 (Gallarida aristata)
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Botanical Name
Gaillardia aristata
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Container Planting, Small Spaces
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Dry, Average
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall


Oranges & Lemons is one of the big successes in recent perennial introductions. It has the flaring trumpet-like petals found in some other new varieties, but the colors are the thing--this one is a knockout in the garden.

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.