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

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