SpinTop™ Yellow Touch Gaillardia

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How many of you remember seeing a native Blanket Flower for the first time? The perky, multi-colored blooms look like a fiesta is going on in the garden! But did you know that plant scientists are hard at work bringing improved cultivars of North American native wildflowers to market? Now, you can get the best of both with carefree SpinTop™ Yellow Touch Gaillardia (Gaillardia aristata 'Spintop Yellow Touch').

This compact, well-branched perennial delivers many hundreds of blooms over the long growing season. The elegant, deep coloration is a more sophisticated option to bring a designer look to your landscape. You'll still love the lavish, full-bodied display of Blanket Flower blooms. However, this handsome perennial looks a little more upscale than the typical more free-style Gaillardia you may be used to.

Rich red-orange, serrated petals are rimmed in a narrow yellow-orange margin at the very tips. The centers are still rough-textured, but the deep pigmentation makes a polished presentation. Trim the blooms regularly for fanciful cut flowers. They'll delight and entertain your guest with a bold mix of whimsy and class.

SpinTop™ Yellow Touch Blanket Flower seems to capture the zeitgeist of today's high-end design expectations. With sumptuous flower power for many months, this easy-care choice thrives in the blazing heat in thin, sandy soils throughout USDA growing zones 4 - 9.

Planting and Application:

Use them in patio or balcony containers as a beautiful backdrop for your get-togethers with family and friends. Or, weave plenty of them into your Butterfly Garden! Perfect for Firescaping and Xeriscaping, and for any hot, dry site or sandy and sunny slope for erosion control and color. Gaillardia is also perfect for accents and edging along pathways, driveways and that tricky 'hell strip' between the sidewalk and street!

Commercial property owners, use Blanket Flowers in a wide mass planting to call attention along the front facade of your building. You'll get the contemporary charm and rugged native durability with bloom after bloom! You'll enjoy plenty of blooms regardless of space or room, just add Blanket Flowers to your life in a large planter or terra cotta pot around your patios, balconies, or front porch container gardens!

  • Flat, Colorful Petals are Red-Orange & Tipped with Golden-Yellow
  • Improved Selection Native Herbaceous Perennial
  • Small-Scale Upright, Mounding Growth Habit
  • Handles Tough Conditions
  • Butterflies & Essential Pollinators
  • Flowers from Late Spring to Frost
  • Extended Bloom Season is a Great Choice for Perennial Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Sun-loving Yellow Touch Gaillardia grows vigorously to a 12-15 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 self-seeds, so deadhead after the blooms fade is recommended, and to encourage new blooms in profusion! Prune back in late fall once the foliage begins to yellow. 

  • Low-Maintenance Selection in Full Sun
  • Very Well-Drained Soil
  • Deadhead to Prevent Reseed & Encourage More Blooms
  • Prune Back Late Fall
  • Easy-Care, Adaptable, Drought-Tolerant, Deer & Rabbit Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant Once Established

Don't miss this chance to place your order for an ornate version of a beloved, happy wildflower. Order SpinTop Yellow Touch Blanket Flower today at NatureHills.com!

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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SpinTop™  Yellow Touch Gaillardia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Gaillardia aristata 'Spintop Yellow Touch'
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