Botanical Name: Gaillardia x 'Fanfare'
Common Name: Fanfare Blanket Flower  
Plant photo of: Gaillardia x 'Fanfare'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Orange, Red, Yellow, Multi-Colored


Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Low, Medium


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Walkways


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: GardenSoft
  • Description

  • Notes

'Fanfare' is a smaller gaillardia the the same yellow to maroon petals, except these aren't flat rays, but rather, each petal is sort of tube like and frilled at the ends. Eye is maroon to brown. Blooms over a long summer season; deadheading will prolong bloom. Leaves are grey green and deeply lobed. Grows about 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide.
Grow in well drained soil in full sun. Not particular about soil type, including poor or clay soils, as long as they are not wet. Extremely heat tolerant. Deadhead to maintain a tidy appearance, or let the flowers go to seed, adding to your garden, and feeding the birds. The seed heads are charming round balls and both flowers and seed heads make nice cut flowers. Will reseed in the garden, so deadhead if that thought bothers you.