Gaillardia 'Grape Sensation' Blanket Flower



Gaillardia 'Grape Sensation's 2"-3" unique purple blooms distinguish this uncommon perennial from the typical blanket flower. Gaillardia 'Grape Sensation' blooms midsummer through fall without deadheading. Its spent flower heads retain their dark purple color, so plants remain attractive all season. Plants gradually spread to form a wide clump.

Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation' is a Texas native. Its seed is sterile.

Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation' prefers full sun to bright shade and well-drained, average to poor soil. Avoid irrigation! Dislikes winter wet. It is drought and heat tolerant and good in coastal sites. A Rare Roots Favorite.


  • Common Names: Blanket Flower
  • Zones: 6-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Average to poor soil
  • Height at Maturity: 24
  • Width at Maturity: 18
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: June-Fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.