Botanical Name: Gaillardia pinnatifidia
Plant Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Description: A 1-2 ft. perennial with daisy-like 2 inch yellow, three-cleft flowers surrounding a purplish-red center. Leaves grow on the lower portion of the plant, and blooms appear on long, slender stems.
Growing Conditions: Full sun on sand or other well-draining soil.
Bloom Time: April through September
Bloom Color: Yellow, red
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Special value to native bees.
Native Status: Native to US but not to PA.
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden