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Gaillardia 'Kobold'

Blanket flower

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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photo by Lee Avison, copyright GAP Photos (143783)

Plant details

Previously known as 'Goblin'. Flamboyant daisies from North America that stand out well in a summer border, most gaillardias have yellow tips to their petals, forming a shaggy ring round the red flowers and giving them a striking 'zoned' appearance. At the peak of flowering, in mid to late summer, the flowers can almost hide the soft, sticky, faintly aromatic foliage. Well- drained conditions are essential, plants tending to be rather short lived in normal garden soil - poor, impoverished sandy or gravelly soil suits them best. Cutting plants back after flowering helps to prolong their lives.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Gaillardia

Cultivar: Kobold

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Reader reviews


I have the "Arizona" variety. It's colours are a dramatic addition to the Echinacea and Penstemon in my garden. All my family admire it.

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