Sunset Cutie Gaillardia

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Few perennials rival the beauty, performance, and durability of the Sunset Cutie Gaillardia (Gaillardia x graniflora 'Sunset Cutie')! These remarkable flowers are reminiscent of the various shades of reds and yellows that adorn a glorious summer sunset and are called Blanket Flowers after the boldly patterned blankets of First Nations people. These are some tough perennials, with native wildflower varieties found throughout the hottest, driest, and sunniest parts of North America!

Each bloom features adorable, daisy-like flat blossoms of blazing red surrounded by sunny yellow and accented with a deep red center. Held aloft on slender but sturdy stems, these are the perfect pollen-rich and nectar-laden blooms for pollinators of all kinds! The bright flowers begin in late spring and continue until fall, their prolific bloom encouraged even further with occasional deadheading.

Sunset Cutie's alluring colors are highlighted by a space-saving compact, mounded cluster of green leaves, and sports a neat and tidy, yet vigorous growth habit! Featuring a very long-blooming and prolifically reblooming nature, Sunset Cutie Blanket Flowe is a hardy perennial plant that is able to withstand many conditions. Heat and cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 - 9, these are perfect fire-wise landscaping, xeric gardening, as well as deer and rabbit-resistant herbaceous perennials!

Planting and Application:

A colorful native perennial like Blanket Flowers draws so many butterflies and honeybees to your landscape! They'll love the nectar and pollen-filled landing pads you have provided for them! Best of all, any garden becomes a butterfly garden all summer and fall - for months of blooms lasting the entire season! Include Gaillardia in cut flower borders and Cottage gardens, or Rock gardens along with Coreopsis, Coneflowers, and Guara, and of course, other Blanket Flowers, to feed all the bees!

These small-footprint perennials are quite happy in large planters or terra cotta pots around your patios, balconies, or front porch container gardens! If you are looking for reliable summer color in hot, dry sunny borders, you'll get more bang for your buck with this one! Small and compact enough to use as sunny edging and front-of-the-border color all season long!

Cutie is perfect for Firescaping and Xeriscaping, so don't be afraid to use en masse on any hot, dry site, or sandy and sunny slope for erosion control and filling that area with color. Gaillardia are also perfect accents and that tricky 'hell strip' between the sidewalk and street, or as edging along pathways and driveways!

  • Vibrant Red Centers & Toothy Yellow Edged Petals
  • Vital Nectar & Pollen Resources for Pollinators
  • Fast-Growing Compact Green Mounds
  • Great Cut Flowers, Reblooming & Extended Bloom Season
  • Xeric & Firescaping
  • Containers, Edging, En Masse, Space-Saving Beds & Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

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 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.

  • Thrives in the Sun
  • Low to Average Soil Moisture Once Established
  • Well-Drained Average Fertility Soil
  • Deadhead to Prevent Reseed & Encourage More Blooms
  • Prune Back Late Fall
  • Easy-Care, Adaptable, Drought-Tolerant, Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Gaillardias are popular for a reason and Sunset Cutie is no exception. If you'd like a fast-growing perennial for your garden that provides an abundance of long-lasting flowers without the need for special care, then look no further. Sunset Cutie Gaillardia is the perennial for you! Order yours today at!

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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.

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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100 - 129.99 44.99
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Sunset Cutie Gaillardia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Gaillardia x graniflora 'Sunset Cutie'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 14 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 14 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Average-Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn