SpinTop™ Red Blanket Gaillardia

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The SpinTop™ team has outdone themselves with this thrilling selection. Add effortless drama in thin, well-drained soil where other plants fail. You'll love this sultry breakthrough in color breeding! Elegant SpinTop™ Red Gaillardia (Gaillardia aristata 'Spintop Red') develops eye-catching blooms with deep, dark centers. These intensely red, rough-textured flowers offer many months of interest. Enjoy the upright, well-branched mound of non-stop blooms from late spring until frost!

Also called Red Blanket Gaillardia, this Blanket Flower is a dazzling choice when you prefer a more elegant colorway. They'll be an excellent counterpoint to other native Gaillardia Blanket Flowers, but look very high-end by themselves. The 12-15 inch mounds of coarse green leaves are the perfect foil for these vivid blooms and their long slender stems!

Very cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 through 9, these are perfect for fire-wise landscaping and xeric locations in the sun! Deer and rabbits tend to pass these by, but every hummingbird, honeybee, and butterfly will flock to these pollen and nectar-rich blossoms!

Planting and Application:

Revamp a hard-to-mow slope with a gorgeous mass planting of this durable Waterwise perennial. Plant nine inches apart for a signature style all season without much ongoing effort! Use this technique to create edging and rows in hot dry sites, and as facer plants in dry garden beds. These small, space-saving Blanket Flowers are glorious in large planters or terra cotta pots around your patios, balconies, or front porch container gardens!

Why not place these sun-loving perennials at the base of a special boulder in a sandy Rock Garden? Perfect cut flower garden plants and for pollinator borders, these add long-lasting lush colors until late in the season much to the delight of your pollinators! Pair them with our other bold flowers like Butterfly Bushes, Yarrow, Coneflower, and Salvia. Mix and match with your favorites for a personalized presentation you'll be so proud of!

  • Vibrant Blanket Flower With Exceptional Rich Pigments
  • Special Selection of Native Herbaceous Perennial
  • Long-Lasting Season of Blooms - Late Spring Through Frost
  • Flowers Support Butterflies & Beneficial Pollinators
  • Healthy Mound of Upright Foliage
  • Long Flower Stems Make Showy Cut Flowers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Give Gaillardia a spot in full sun, where the soil drains quickly after a rain. They won't tolerate wet heavy clay soils or areas that might be wet in winter. Once their roots are established, they'll become a durable, Waterwise addition to a Xeric landscape. Thriving in average to low fertility and almost any type of well-drained soil. Gaillardia self-seeds, so deadhead after the blooms fade is recommended, and to encourage a rebloom, but if you miss a few in the fall - the songbirds will help themselves to the snack. Prune back in late fall once the foliage begins to yellow.

  • Loves Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Average Soil & Moderate Moisture
  • Deadhead for Rebloom & Prune Late Fall
  • Low Maintenance
  • Heat Tolerant & Waterwise Once Established
  • Seldom Damaged by Deer

Order the high-performance SpinTop™ series Red Blanket Gaillardia from our native plant experts today! You and your butterflies will enjoy months of glorious blooms in your garden all growing season!

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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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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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SpinTop™ Red Blanket Gaillardia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Gaillardia aristata 'Spintop Red'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 15 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 15 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant No