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Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Sunset Snappy'

Sunset™ Snappy Blanket Flower

Blanket Flower

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This stunning variety has purple-pink daisy-like flowers with yellow edges and burgundy centers; prefers moist, rich sites but will adapt to dry sites; deadhead to promote re-blooming; good for naturalizing

Description

This stunning variety has purple-pink daisy-like flowers with yellow edges and burgundy centers; prefers moist, rich sites but will adapt to dry sites; deadhead to promote re-blooming; good for naturalizing

Landscape Attributes

Sunset™ Snappy Blanket Flower is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sunset™ Snappy Blanket Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Sunset™ Snappy Blanket Flower will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 14 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

10 inches (14 inches with the flowers)

14 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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