About Gaillardia artista ‘Spintop Yellow Touch’ (Spintop Yellow Touch Blanket Flower)
This herbaceous perennial is called Gaillardia artista ‘Spintop Yellow Touch’. Commonly known as Spintop Yellow Touch Blanket Flower, this variety offers a blanket of bright flowers that offer a long blooming season lasting from spring through the fall seasons. Its large rounded flowers feature flat serrated, coral pink petals edged in bright yellow. Accompanied by herbaceous green foliage, this variety grows at a moderate rate reaching an overall average mature landscape size of 1-1.5′ tall by 1-1.5′ wide.
Care and planting instructions
Plant Gaillardia artista ‘Spintop Yellow Touch’ in an area that receives full sun exposure using well draining soil. Water regularly after planting to help encourage its roots to quickly establish. After its first few growing seasons, this plant is drought tolerant and is able to survive poor soil conditions. Remove spent blooms to maintain a clean appearance and encourage new growth. It often attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and its blooms can be cut and used for table arrangements.
Landscape design ideas
Spintop Yellow Touch Blanket Flower is a great choice for containers, used as borders, or along hillsides. As a drought tolerant plant, this variety is a great choice for California landscapes where water shortages and cutbacks are common.