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‘Sunset Flash’

Gaillardia grandiflora 'Sunset Flash' PP26945

This unfussy, herbaceous perennial pumps out beautiful flowers nearly year-round, without running up your water bill. ‘Flash’ was selected for its nonstop blooms that won’t fade in the heat. Plants stay nice and full, even if you ignore them.

Sunset Zones


USDA Zones

-20°F to -10°F USDA zones 5–10

‘Sunset Flash’ Features

Plant Dimensions

14-16" H x 14-16" W

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Garden Bed, Mass planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Compact habit, Cut Flowers, Drought tolerance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Water-wise


Rich red blooms nearly year-round

Flowering Season

Spring to Fall

‘Sunset Flash’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Apply a balanced slow-release each spring


Can cut back in early spring to refresh foliage


Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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