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Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation' (Winkler's firewheel 'Grape Sensation')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation'

Other names

Winkler's firewheel 'Grape Sensation', Texas firewheel 'Grape Sensation', Blanket flower 'Grape Sensation'

Genus

Gaillardia Gaillardia

Variety or Cultivar

'Grape Sensation' _ 'Grape Sensation' is a mound-forming, deciduous perennial with hairy, lance-shaped, grey-green leaves and, from late spring into autumn, short, slender, upright stems bearing purple-pink flowers with lobed petals and dark purple centres.


Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation' is: Deciduous

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Purple-pink in Spring; Purple-pink in Summer; Purple-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Downy mildew Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly and cut back after flowering.

Propagation

Sow seed in-situ in late spring or early summer. Divide every two years in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation' (Winkler's firewheel 'Grape Sensation') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.9m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in poor, well-drained, sandy soil in full sun. Flowering is at its height in late summer. Plant in a sheltered site in areas with cold winters. Flowering will be greatly reduced in fertile soil. Does not tolerate wet, heavy clay or excessive winter wet.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation'

Other names

Winkler's firewheel 'Grape Sensation', Texas firewheel 'Grape Sensation', Blanket flower 'Grape Sensation'

Genus

Gaillardia Gaillardia

Variety or Cultivar

'Grape Sensation' _ 'Grape Sensation' is a mound-forming, deciduous perennial with hairy, lance-shaped, grey-green leaves and, from late spring into autumn, short, slender, upright stems bearing purple-pink flowers with lobed petals and dark purple centres.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Purple-pink in Spring; Purple-pink in Summer; Purple-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly and cut back after flowering.

Propagation

Sow seed in-situ in late spring or early summer. Divide every two years in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation' (Winkler's firewheel 'Grape Sensation') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.9m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in poor, well-drained, sandy soil in full sun. Flowering is at its height in late summer. Plant in a sheltered site in areas with cold winters. Flowering will be greatly reduced in fertile soil. Does not tolerate wet, heavy clay or excessive winter wet.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation' (Winkler's firewheel 'Grape Sensation')

Common pest name

American serpentine leaf miner; chrysanthemum leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Liriomyza trifolii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest already subject to review at the EU level (2013). Regularly intercepted in the trade.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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