Dwarf Goblin Gaillardia

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Blooms, blooms, and more blooms! For real flower power, you've got to add Dwarf Goblin Gaillardia (Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Goblin') to your borders and containers. This delightfully small Blanket Flower will bloom continuously for several months. And the colorful flowers with their yellow tips are so charming! Each semi-double, deep red flower is broadly rimmed in bright yellow-gold. These showy blooms are truly noticeable, coming in at three inches wide.

This compact plant is perfect to play a starring role at the front of the border. Goblins can bloom from early summer until the first frost. Their strong stems hold the large blooms aloft over the finely-textured green foliage.

Round, textured, red buttons at the center of the bloom are surrounded by delightfully lobed and gilded petals. These mounded perennials add tons of color and texture to your flower beds. You'll adore the blooms from early summer through fall. Now that's an investment in happiness!

Attract butterflies to your yard with this sassy, small perennial. Gaillardia are related to Sunflowers, and have that same kind of energetic zest for life! Snip a few of the blooms regularly for bouquets, so there will be plenty of them to share with the butterflies as pruning encourages rebloom in profusion! Hummingbirds love them too, but deer and rabbits tend to pass them by. These well-branched border plants will keep you smiling.

Grow these versatile plants almost everywhere in the United States USDA growing zones 3 through 9. Extremely cold-hardy, and very heat tolerant, Dwarf Goblin just keeps on pumping out the high-performance flowering display. The vivid blooms won't fade, even in the summer sun or with a little afternoon shade. Get ready for compliments and questions!

Planting and Application:

Decorate the sun-soaked edge of your borders, or prepare a new planting bed that spans the length of your front walkway. Use them anywhere you have a hot sunny spot. They are great in low-maintenance Alpine and rock gardens. We do recommend that you give them supplemental water in drought conditions. In the warmest climates, they would appreciate afternoon shade. Take good care of these undemanding flower factories, and they'll do right by you.

Depending on the size of your outdoor container, you can use them as either fillers or thrillers anywhere! Try them both ways in a coordinating massed display. Create an inspired mass planting to cover bare ground with outstanding color. Plant them 10 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

For an easy garden feature, partner them with Potentilla, Groundcover Roses, and Coneflowers of all colors. You'll enjoy this modern take on the Cutting Garden, and so will everyone else! These space-saving lovelies can be worked into any sized garden!

Why not plant a happy circle of Dwarf Goblin Gaillardia around your mailbox? Spread some of that joy around. Enjoy decorating your space with these fanciful flowers.

  • Stunning, Maroon Red Flowers Appear Dipped in Yellow Gold
  • Small Compact Mound of Green Foliage
  • Native Herbaceous Perennial Selection
  • Easy To Grow & Maintain Compact Growing Habit
  • Prolific Bloomer for Months on End
  • Vital Nectar & Pollen Resource
  • Great in Containers, Edging, Specimens, Space-Saving Beds & Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Dwarf Goblin Gaillardia prefers full sun or partial shade. It needs at least four hours of sunshine a day, and would happily take more. Give it average, well-drained soil. If you have heavy, wet soil, plant them in a raised bed or grow them in a container with potting soil. Keep your hard-working wall of Blanket Flowers well-watered, but these hardy perennials tolerate some drought once established.

Use a sharp pair of garden snips and spent a few moments each week deadheading the spent flowers to encourage prolific rebloom. Consider leaving the last blooms of the season standing. Watch closely to see songbirds pecking on the seedheads. It's quite a simple task to tidy up the spent foliage on the first warm day of spring, after all. Prune back in late fall once the foliage begins to yellow.

  • Sun-Lover Takes the Heat
  • Low to Average Soil Moisture
  • Well-Drained Average Soil
  • Deadhead to Encourage More Blooms
  • Prune Back Late Fall
  • Moderately Drought Tolerant

Don't go another season without this cheery little plant. These vibrantly festive small perennials are a great way to celebrate the rich sights of the summer garden. Order your Dwarf Goblin Gaillardias from our expert growers today at NatureHills.com!

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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.

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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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Dwarf Goblin Gaillardia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Goblin'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 inches
Mature Spread 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Average
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red & Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn