'Goblin' is a first-year flowering perennial and compact-growing selection created by crossing native gaillardias. Butterflies love the bright red and yellow bicolored flowers that are continually produced from summer through frost. After the petals fall, the round, reddish-brown seed heads mix among the flowers for added interest and for bird forage. Plants look great even in the heat of summer when many other plants seem to fade. Long-lasting flowers are ideal for fresh bouquets. Also called blanket flower.
Botanical Name: Gaillardia x grandiflora
Native: North America
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3-10
Plant Dimensions: 12″–18″ tall
Variety Information: 3″ wide, deep red with wide gold edges, semi-double
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 15 – 25 days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″–18″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″–18″