Some the new flowers coming onto the market in 2011-2012 from the trial gardens are Gaillardias or Blanket Flowers.
My daughter and I spotted three new ones growing in the trial garden at Franklin Park this Fall.
Gaillardia’s love the heat and sun and are marvelous for their continual blooms throughout the season until the freeze takes them.
They are another flower that does not mind this old clay soil in my yard and garden.
I keep mine deadheaded mostly throughout the summer and they are always in bloom and full of pollinators.
Galya™ Blazing Sun
Gaillardia Galya Blazing Sun is a hardy to zone 5 Gaillardia, which forms a compact mounded habit. The large flowers stand out through the green leaves. Colorful blooms of deep red and intensive yellow for your garden or container.
Gayla Corneto Flame has red centers with yellow edges on the petals. What is lovely about the Cornet series is that the petals roll up into a trumpet shape. It forms a compact mounded habit with continuous flowering.
Gaillardia Galya Tangerine Spark is a vigorous, strong variety that forms a well-branched compact bush. Those beautiful trumpet shaped tangerine blooms are vivid additions to a garden or container.
Watch for them this Spring in catalogs or nurseries.