Gaillardia provides splashes of color to the
landscape. Plant the flowers in large groups and try to use
a mixture of colors. Gaillardia is a good cutting plant and
will last for about a week.
Gaillardia should re-seed itself. After a year, extend the
life of your plant by cutting it back. Do not cut below the
The name Gaillardia pulchella comes from two
sources. Gaillardia is for Gaillard de Marentaneau,
who was a patron of botany. Pulchella is Latin for
pretty, which describes this wonderful Florida native.