gaillardia

Definitions

  • GAILLARDIA OR BLANKET-FLOWER
    GAILLARDIA OR BLANKET-FLOWER
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gaillardia any plant of western America of the genus Gaillardia having hairy leaves and long-stalked flowers in hot vibrant colors from golden yellow and copper to rich burgundy
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gaillardia A genus of handsome annual or perennial American herbaceous composites, of a dozen species, most of which are natives of the United States. The heads of the flowers are large and showy, on long peduncles, often fragrant, and with a yellow or a yellow and reddish-purple ray. G. aristata and G. pulchella, with several varieties and hybrids, are common in gardens.
    • n gaillardia A plant of the genus Gaillardia. Of the cultivated species, G. aristata is a perennial and G. pulchella and G. amblyodon are annuals. G. lanceolata of pine-barrens in the southern United States has the book-name of sweet gaillardia, from the scent of its flowers. Rayless gaillardia is G. suavis, found from Kansas to Texas. Various species are called blanket-flower in the West.
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Usage

In literature:

The goldenrod nodded its plumy head in the breeze, and the tall Gaillardia, brown and yellow, flickered unsteadily on its stem.
"Sowing Seeds in Danny" by Nellie L. McClung
Almost the first thing I did in the way of gardening was to put in some gaillardias, which I had bought in a box.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
GAILLARDIAS are plants that should have a place in every garden, either as border plants or for cutting.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
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In news:

Parties Extra.—New event set at Gaillardia Golf & Country Club—Fairways to Freedom.
A gaillardia with plenty of moxie.
Gaillardia , or blanket flower, is an easy-to-grow perennial for hot, sunny spots.
Gaillardia 'Arizona Apricot' From Benary.
A 2010 AAS Winner, this is a bright addition to the Arizona gaillardia series is a must for perennial or annual growers alike.
Gaillardia 'Oranges & Lemons'.
Gaillardia 'Oranges and Lemons'.
Gaillardia 'Oranges and Lemons' has been a great performer at the MSU demonstration gardens and has survived the last three winters.
(Click to enlarge) Forced gaillardia 'Oranges And Lemons'.
A gaillardia with plenty of moxie .
Gaillardia, or blanket flower, is an easy-to-grow perennial for hot, sunny spots.
The United Methodist Church of the Servant and Gaillardia Housing Addition announce that they are co-sponsoring the "Fit to Serve" 5k run and 1-mile fun walk this Sunday, Sept 30, at 4 pm to benefit City Care's Whiz Kids.
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