Scientific Name: Gaillardia × grandiflora 'Fanfare'
Common Names: Gaillardia 'Fanfare', 'Fanfare' Blanket Flower, 'Fanfare' Blanketflower
Growth Habit: Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Introduced. This cultivated wildflower has become naturalized here in a few locations.
Habitat: Desert, Upland. It is most common along roadsides.
Flower Color: Red rays with orange to yellow at the tips
Flowering Season: Spring
Height: To 14 inches (36 cm) tall
Description: The flower heads are 2 inches (5 cm) wide and have a dark red disk ringed by unusual, tubular, red rays with orange to yellow tips. The leaves are green, alternate, and lanceolate to oblong in shape.
This unusual cultivar is a cross between Common Gaillardia (Gaillardia aristata) and Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella).
Butterfly Plant – The flowers attract butterflies.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Genus: Gaillardia Foug. – blanketflower
Species: Gaillardia × grandiflora Van Houtte [aristata × pulchella]