1. Light/Sun Exposure - Full to partial sun.

2. USDA Hardiness Zones - 3 to 9.

3. Planting Distance - 2 to 3 feet apart in ground.

4. Mature Height/Spread - As indicated below.

  • Burgundy: 30 inches tall with a similar spread.
  • Fanfare: 18-24 inches tall with a similar spread.
  • Goblin: 12-15 inches tall with a similar spread.
  • The Sun: 15-20 inches tall with a similar spread.
  • Frenzy PPAF: 18-24 inches tall with a similar spread.
  • Tizzy PPAF: 18-24 inches tall with a similar spread.
  • Arizona Red: 12 inches tall with a similar spread.
  • Mesa Yellow: 18 inches tall with a spread of 2 feet.
  • Mesa Bright Bicolor: 16 to 18 inches tall with a 20 to 22 inch spread.

5. Bloom Time - Early summer to frost.

6. Planting Instructions - Dig a hole twice as wide and twice as deep as the pot in which your plant was grown. Please note that many of our pots are biodegradable. If your plant is not in a traditional plastic pot then you may place the entire biodegradable pot in the ground; otherwise, gently remove the rootball from the pot. Partially backfill the hole with soil and place the plant into the hole. The top of the root ball should be level with the ground surrounding the hole. Refill the hole with soil, firming the soil around the plant with your fingers. Check to be sure that the plant is not planted too deeply. If it is, raise the plant carefully and refirm the soil. Water thoroughly. 


A Fanfare of Gaillardias is an understatement. For a riot of color in the dog days of summer there is nothing more refreshing than a collection of daisy-like plants blooming on 1-3 foot stems. They are excellent for planting together or throughout the landscape and the blooms are excellent for cut flowers. Beginning in July this collection will produce a myriad of golden-yellow, burgundy, and red and yellow bi-color blooms. Plus, the blooms will persist well into September. All of the varieties do well in full to part sun in any well-drained garden soil from Zones 3 to 10. Plant 2-3 feet apart in a group, interspersed throughout the perennial garden, or as a special focal point.

When planted together, these tough, rugged, drought resistant plants are a striking color contrast and will grow in zones 3-9.


Although these plants will perform well in average garden soils of all types, we recommend having your soil tested periodically by the local County Extension Office.  These tests can determine if the soil needs any amendments to enhance your plants' growth and performance.  See below for our recommended practice to improve your soil without any additional testing:

1.  Spade or till the soil to a depth of 12-18 inches.

2.  To provide nutrients and improve drainage, add organic matter to your soil by mixing in a 2 to 4-inch layer of dehydrated manure, garden compost, shredded leaves, and/or peat moss.

3.  After active growth begins, periodically feed with Cottage Farms' water soluble Carefree Bud-N-Flower Booster. Plants in containers need more frequent watering and feeding, especially when in active growth and bloom.


Water - Your plants require 1" of rainfall (or equivalent watering) each week when planted in the ground.  Do not allow plants in containers to dry out.  In a container that is exposed to full sun, water it well at least once every other day, and possibly every day, during periods of intense summer heat.  You may wish to temporarily move containerized plants to an area where they are shielded from the hot summer sun (i.e., in the shade of a tree, on a porch near an overhang).

Mulching - Apply a 2-4 inch layer of shredded bark, compost or other organic mulch around your plants to promote moisture retention, maintain even soil temperatures, and to discourage weed growth.

Weeding - Keep the area around your plants free of weeds. Weeds compete with all plants for food, water and light. Walk around the garden periodically and pull weeds, including the roots, as soon as you see them.

Grooming - Clip off dead or unsightly growth to maintain attractive form and shape.  Deadhead or remove flowers when blooms have faded, leaving as much foliage as possible.  As long as the foliage remains green it will gather sunlight and transmit energy into the root system for the following growing season.

Feeding - Feed your plants once every 2-3 weeks during the growing season with a water-soluble fertilizer such as Cottage Farms' Carefree Bud-N-Flower Booster. Discontinue feeding after September 1st so your plants can harden off for winter dormancy. Resume fertilizing when new growth appears in the spring.

Winterizing - The time to protect your plants in the garden is after the ground has frozen. At that time, a covering of a loose, non-compacting mulch or soil "hilled" 3 to 4 inches around the base of each plant should be used for winter protection.

For container planting, move plants next to your home's southern foundation for added warmth and protection. They may also be moved into an unheated, protected area such as a garage or cellar. If moved to a protected area be sure you water them well once every 7 to 10 days.

In spring, remove mulch from in-ground plantings and remove any dead or damaged parts on any plants.  Also, bring containerized plants back out into the garden sunlight where they will immediately begin to repeat their yearly garden performance.  


CAUTION: Not all plant material is edible. Though most plants are harmless, some contain toxic substances which can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, or other discomforts. As a general rule, only known food products should be eaten. In case of ingestion, please contact your local poison control center at once and advise them of the plant ingested. Keep out of reach of children.