Gaillardia artista ‘Spintop Yellow Touch’

(Spintop Yellow Touch Blanket Flower)

By July 27, 2022
close up of blooming Gaillardia artista 'Spintop Yellow Touch', Spintop Yellow Touch Blanket Flower

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. 

Botanical Name: Gaillardia artista 'Spintop Yellow Touch'

Common Name: Spintop Yellow Touch Blanket Flower

Average Landscape Size: 1-1.5' x 1-1.5'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Coral & yellow

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Perennial Shrub

Sizes: 1 Gallon

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Color, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Good For Container Or Ground Planting, Attracts Hummingbirds,