Fanfare Blaze Gaillardia

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Enjoy a blazing fanfare of garden color with the Fanfare Blaze Gaillardia (Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Fafare Blaze') in your landscape today! Ignite your summer garden with blazing color on each 3-inch pinwheel made of long, tubular petals shooting off from a russet and green eye! Like spokes on a floral wheel, the effect of the burnt orange petals, with their delicate, yellow-kissed tips are brilliant, frilly, and elegant at the same time!

The bountiful blooms appear in spring and continue through autumn, for a long-lasting show of floral beauty. The upright stems support the flowers amid the compact, vibrant green foliage and only grow to a 1-2 foot tall and wide mound.

Butterflies, bees, and Hummingbirds enjoy its colorful, long-blooming nature, but bunnies and deer tend to pass it by. Fanfare Blaze Gaillardia is a herbaceous perennial. It has a compact, mounded nature and is very easy to maintain. It requires little or no care and is quite hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 through 10! Fanfare Blaze is even drought-tolerant once established.

Planting and Application:

Fanfare Blaze Gaillardia is a popular perennial that would do well as a colorful and durable border along your walkway or perennial bed. They're also great as focal point cut flowers or in containers that need to endure the full sun all day. Porch and patio gardening and balconies in the sun are perfect for these sun-loving perennials!

Not just eye-catching specimen plants, but also wonderfully compact and space-saving for use as edging along paths and walkways in the sun! Need a dramatic change to a dry sunny location - go big by planting alternating rows and swaths of Blanket Flowers en masse for a bold impact that's xeric and fire-wise landscaping! Simply plant them about 14 inches apart for a blanket of blazing color!

  • Unique Tubular-Shaped Petals
  • Russet-Red Centers Fade to Orange & Yellow
  • Very Long Bloom Season
  • Compact, Vigorous Mounds of Green Foliage
  • Pollinator Heaven & Ample Nectar & Pollen Resource
  • Xeric & Firescaping
  • Containers, Edging, Specimens, Space-Saving Beds & Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Fanfare Blaze Gaillardia grows vigorously to a 12-inch tall and wide herbaceous perennial mound. Thriving in average to low fertility and almost any type of well-drained soil. Doing their very best in full sun only. Tolerant to dry soils and drought once established, Blanket Flower does not do well in heavy clay soils.

Gaillardia reblooms with attentive deadheading after the blooms fade. Prune back in late fall once the foliage begins to yellow. It can also be easily divided to increase your number of plants.

  • Vigorous in Full Sun
  • Low to Average Soil Moisture
  • Well-Drained Average Fertility Soil
  • Very Low Maintenance & Vigorous Compact Growth
  • Deadhead to Prevent Reseed & Encourage More Blooms
  • Prune Back Late Fall
  • Deer, Rabbit & Drought Resistant

Gaillardia is a perennial that seems to have it all, and Fanfare Blaze is an outstanding variety. Unique flowers in stunning colors, a long bloom period, and a fast-growing, hardy nature make the Fanfare Blaze Gaillardia Blanket Flower an easy choice for your yard this year. Order today at before this unique selection sells out!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Fanfare Blaze Gaillardia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Fafare Blaze'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Average - Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Light Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn