Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation'
Grape Sensation Blanket Flower
Item #: 7637
Zones: 7a to 9b, possibly colder
Height: 24" tall
Origin: United States
Forget everything you know about gaillardia and check out this unusual 2004 introduction! Gaillardia 'Grape Sensation' is a selection of the amazing, but very rare (three counties only) Texas native, Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri made by Dawn Stover of the SFA Mast Arboretum in Nacogdoches, Texas. Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation' is a superb long-lived perennial, forming an airy 2' tall x 3' wide clump. Instead of typical gaillardia flowers, Gaillardia 'Grape Sensation' is topped with an abundance of 2" wide grape flowers from May through October....good drainage always helps.
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Fillers
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