- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 14 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 14 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 9
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Spintop™ Red Starburst Blanket Flower may be the easiest perennial to grow. The large red-and-yellow flowers last for weeks atop compact foliage that stays green for a whole growing season. The smaller size makes this blanket flower perfect for a smaller garden, patio, or deck container garden. This native plant cultivar hasn't lost the power to attract beneficial pollinators and hummingbirds.
Red Starburst blooms from late spring to late summer with very little maintenance. It is also deer and disease resistant. Blanket flower is a highly drought-tolerant perennial that is great to use in a naturalized wildlife area or as part of a xeric garden plan. Plant Gaillardia with other perennials or use it as an accent for a seasonal mixed planter. Companion plants that are as easy to grow include lantana, coreopsis, lavender, and salvia.
Spintop™ Red Starburst Blanket Flower Care
Plant Red Starburst in a full-sun location that also has well-draining soil. Blanket Flowers grow well in sandy soils with poor nutrition but will adapt to heavier soils that have been amended with compost to make them lighter and better draining. Container-grown plants require excellent drainage and a soil-based potting mix. Add a slow-release fertilizer in the spring at planting time and repot every spring using fresh potting mix. Fertilize blanket flower once in early spring as the new growth emerges. Use a balanced, granular formulation with an NPK ratio of 10-10-10
Deadhead Red Starburst as the flowers fade. Regular deadheading encourages more flowers and a longer bloom time. No pinching is required to maintain the naturally dense branching habit. Leave the top growth on the plant over winter. This provides shelter and food for garden wildlife. Clear away any spent top growth as the new foliage emerges early in the spring. This provides protection and nourishment for garden wildlife.
Spintop™ Red Starburst Blanket Flower Spacing
Red Starburst stays a dainty 12 inches tall and wide. Space multiple plants 10 - 12 inches apart on the center when planting in the garden. Container-grown plants need at least a 10-inch diameter pot.
Spintop™ Red Starburst Blanket Flower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 12 - 14 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 14 Inches|
|Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Red, Yellow|
|Bloom Period: Late Spring Through Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Plants That Work|
|Common Name: Spintop™ Red Starburst Blanket Flower|
|Scientific Name: Gaillardia Spintop™ 'Red Starburst'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.