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The Absolute Longest-blooming ? and So MANY Flowers at Once!

Oranges & Lemons Blanket Flower

1-Quart
Item # 48391
$12.95
Buy 3+ at $11.95

Very drought tolerant once established, and SO easy to care for!

Up to 75 blooms AT ONCE on a single plant!
Plant Patent #17,092. "Oranges and lemons / Say the bells of St. Clement's" goes the old nursery rhyme, and you'll be ready to ring a hearty tribute to this super long-blooming, floriferous, easy-to-grow Blanket Flower before the very first season is over. All Gaillardias offer up a lot of blooms, but 'Oranges & Lemons' is on an entirely new scale of production, with a single plant boasting as many as 75 flowers open AT A SINGLE TIME! Multiply that by the early-summer-through-mid-fall bloomtime, and you'll see that you're going to enjoy hundreds upon hundreds of flowers every year from this little powerhouse.

Each daisy is about 2 inches wide, with bright tangerine petals tipped in yellow and surrounding a saucy orange-and-yellow central cone.

This plant is just 18 inches high and 20 inches wide, so it's all the more surprising that it should be such a powerhouse for flowers. Yet from the first breath of summer 'til long into fall, 'Oranges & Lemons' regales you with blooms. It's also a rough-and-ready garden performer, withstanding heat, humidity, poor soil, and even drought once established in your garden.

'Oranges & Lemons' is the perennial to plant in your sun-soaked garden trouble spots ? along the baking asphalt driveway, in that dry area around the mailbox, or in the tough, almost unbroken soil of a new bed or border. It thrives on challenges like these, and you'll be amazed at its performance even when given very little attention.

Space plants about 18 inches apart. Zones 3-10.

Genus Gaillardia
Species grandiflora
Variety 'Oranges & Lemons'
ppaf PP#17,092
Zone 3 - 10
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
PlantHeight 18 in
PlantWidth 20 in
BloomSize 2 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer
BloomColor Orange, Yellow
LightRequirements Full Sun
Resistance Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
Saved time and gas!
jwyatt111 from IN wrote (August 12, 2013):
I'm very excited about my purchase. It saved me time and gas to find the product that I wanted.
Incredible
Jenny SB from RI wrote (March 19, 2012):
This plant just keeps blooming and blooming. It is so bright and sunny and pretty, and it's extremely hardy. And that was just the first summer! I can't wait to see its show this year. Fantastic plant.

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