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GAILLARDIA 'Sun Devil', Blanketflower, Sun Series GAILLARDIA 'Sun Devil'
Blanketflower, Sun Series

Perennial: Deer resistant & drought tolerant. Brightly colored flowers w/fluted red petals are a vibrant ylw at the tips. Strong, compact habit. Good bed, border or container plant. Nice cut flower. Long-blooming. Grows well in both hot/humid conditions and dry/drought areas. Blooms: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & bees. Ht: 8" (14" w/flower). Spread: 12". Exp. sun. Avg. to low water once established. USDA Z4. USPP #23,645.

GAILLARDIA aristata 'Gallo Bright Red', Blanketflower GAILLARDIA aristata 'Gallo Bright Red'
Blanketflower

Perennial: Deer resistant. Produces attractive mounds of 2-2.5" bright red flowers on compact plants. Good bed, border or container plant. Nice cut flower. Long-blooming. Grows well in both hot/humid conditions and dry/drought areas. Bloom time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies and bees. Height: 10-12". Spread: 12". Exp. sun. Avg. to low water once established. USDA Z4-9

GAILLARDIA aristata 'Sunrita Burgundy', Blanketflower GAILLARDIA aristata 'Sunrita Burgundy'
Blanketflower

Perennial: Deer resistant. The Sunrita series offer the ultimate color show. Big and bright burgundy-red blooms are tinged w/yellow. Compact, mounding. Good bed, border or container plant. Nice cut flower. Long-blooming. Grows well in both hot/humid conditions and dry/drought areas. Bloom time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies and bees. Height: 14-16". Spread: 14-18". Exp. sun. Avg. to low water once established. USDA Z4.

GAILLARDIA aristata 'Sunrita Peach', Blanketflower GAILLARDIA aristata 'Sunrita Peach'
Blanketflower

Perennial: Deer resistant. The Sunrita series offer the ultimate color show. Big and bright peach blooms on compact, mounding plants. Good bed, border or container plant. Nice cut flower. Long-blooming. Grows well in both hot/humid conditions and dry/drought areas. Bloom time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies and bees. Height: 14-16". Spread: 14-18". Exp. sun. Avg. to low water once established. USDA Z4.

GAILLARDIA Commotion 'Moxie', Blanketflower GAILLARDIA Commotion 'Moxie'
Blanketflower

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Vibrant ylw, fluted blooms & ruffled tips surround bright orange centers. Strong, compact habit. Good bed, border or container plant. Nice cut flower. Long-blooming. Grows well in both hot/humid conditions and dry/drought areas. Bloom time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies and bees. Height: 18-24". Spread: 18-24". Exp. sun. Avg. to low water once established. USDA Z5-9. USPP #24,331

GAILLARDIA pulchella Spintop 'Yellow Touch', Blanketflower GAILLARDIA pulchella Spintop 'Yellow Touch'
Blanketflower

Perennial: Deer resist. Spintop series feature large flower heads that open perfectly flat w/compact, sturdy habit. Multiple buds on every stem. Good in beds, borders & containers. Nice cut flower. Grows well in both hot/humid conditions & dry/drought areas. Blms almost year-round. Blm. color: red-orng w/ylw tips. Attracts butterflies & bees. Ht.: 12-18". Sprd: 12-18". Exp. sun. Avg. to low water once established. USDA Z5.

GAILLARDIA x grandiflora 'Fanfare Blaze', Blanketflower GAILLARDIA x grandiflora 'Fanfare Blaze'
Blanketflower

Perennial: Sturdy, compact & spreading in habit. Multiple buds on every stem: 2-3" pinwheel flowers have trumpeted petals of orange-red w/a deeper orange-red button center. Good bed, border or container plant. Nice cut flower. Grows well in both hot/humid conditions & dry/drought areas. Bloom time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies. Ht: 12-16". Width: 18-24". Exp: sun. Avg/ low water once established. USDA Z4-9. PP#23,494

GALIUM odoratum (syn. ASPERULA odoratum), Sweet Woodruff GALIUM odoratum (syn. ASPERULA odoratum)
Sweet Woodruff

Perennial Herb: Drought, bog & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice woodland and ground cover plant. When dried, gives off odor or fresh mown hay. Used in teas & wine (May wine). Attracts bees. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white. Size: 6-12" x 12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate/moist. Sunset Zones A2, A3; 2-6, 15-17. USDA Z5.

GALVEZIA speciosa 'Boca Rosa', Island Bush Snapdragon GALVEZIA speciosa 'Boca Rosa'
Island Bush Snapdragon

Perennial sub-shrub. Evergreen. Drought tolerant. California native. Its graceful arcing habit has glossy foliage and is covered in profuse tubular 1" scarlet flowers in spring. Excellent ground cover near coast. Good for under native oaks. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Height: 4'. Width: 4'. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate-dry. Does well in tough immediate coastal conditions. Not hardy below 20ºF. USDA Z9.

GAURA lindheimeri 'Gaudi Red', Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower GAURA lindheimeri 'Gaudi Red'
Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower

Perennial: Drought, deer & heat tolerant. Excellent border & pot plant. Has wand-like flower stems that hold the flowers above the foliage. Good cut flower. Attracts bees and butterflies. The leaves are dark green flushed with burgundy when young. Long blooming period. Bloom time: spring - fall. Bloom time: rose pink. Height 12-16". Spread: 12-18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

GAURA lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow', Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower GAURA lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow'
Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower

Perennial: Drought, deer & heat tolerant. Excellent border & pot plant. Rose pink flowers are formed at tips & on side branches-not on long wands like others. Pretty green foliage w/white edges have rose-pink colored new growth. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: spring-fall. Compact form: 20-30" x 24-30". Full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4. PPAF

GAURA lindheimeri 'Rosy Jane', Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower GAURA lindheimeri 'Rosy Jane'
Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower

Perennial: Drought, deer & heat tolerant. Excellent border & pot plant. Has wand-like flower stems that hold the flowers above the foliage. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Long blooming period (spring - fall). Bloom color: white with edged with pretty pink picotee. Height: 24". Spread: 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

GAURA lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink', Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower GAURA lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'
Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower

Perennial: Drought, deer & heat tolerant. Excellent border & pot plant. Has wand-like flower stems that hold the flowers above the foliage. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. The leaves are darker than G. lindheimeri & stems are burgundy red. Long blooming period (spring - fall). Blooms: rose pink. Size: 3-5' x 1-2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

GAURA lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies', Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower GAURA lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower

Perennial: Drought, deer and heat tolerant. Excellent border & container plant. More compact and floriferous than the species, with flowers being a little brighter white. Has wand-like flower stems that hold the flowers above the foliage. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Long blooming period (spring through fall). Bloom color: white, aging to rose. Size: 2-3' x 1-2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

GAURA lindheimeri Ballerina White ('Baltincite'), Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower GAURA lindheimeri Ballerina White ('Baltincite')
Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower

Perennial: Drought, deer and heat tolerant. Excellent border & container plant. Has wand-like flower stems that hold the flowers above the foliage. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: white. Height: 12-18". Spread: 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z6. PP#20326

GAZANIA SunBathers 'Cremazú', Treasure Flower GAZANIA SunBathers 'Cremazú'
Treasure Flower

Perennial: The Sunbathers series loves a sunny spot & will even tolerate drought or coastal windy conditions. Tough, low growing plant that blooms repeatedly w/large, wide & ruffled blooms that look like a giant beach umbrella. Great in beds, borders & containers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blm. time: spring-fall. Blm. color: semi-dbl; creamy lemon yellow. Height: 8-10". Width: 18". Exp: sun. Water: mod./dry. Protect from heavy frost. USDA Z8.

GAZANIA SunBathers 'Nahui', Treasure Flower GAZANIA SunBathers 'Nahui'
Treasure Flower

Perennial: As the name suggests, the Sunbathers series loves a sunny spot & will even tolerate drought or coastal windy conditions. Tough, low growing plant that blooms repeatedly w/large, bt. daisy-like flowers. Great in beds, borders & containers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blm. time: spring-fall. Blm. color: semi-double; yellow-orange. Height: 8-10". Width: 18". Exp: sun. Water: mod/dry. Protect from heavy frost. USDA Z8.

GAZANIA SunBathers 'Otomi', Treasure Flower GAZANIA SunBathers 'Otomi'
Treasure Flower

Perennial: As the name suggests, the Sunbathers series loves a sunny spot & will even tolerate drought or coastal windy conditions. Tough, low growing plant that blooms repeatedly w/large, bt. daisy-like flowers. Great in beds, borders & containers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blm. time: spring-fall. Blm. color: semi-double; mauvey-pink. Height: 8-10". Width: 18". Exp: sun. Water: moderate/dry. Protect from heavy frost. USDA Z8.

GAZANIA SunBathers 'Tikal', Treasure Flower GAZANIA SunBathers 'Tikal'
Treasure Flower

Perennial: As the name suggests, the Sunbathers series loves a sunny spot & will even tolerate drought or coastal windy conditions. Tough, low growing plant that bloom repeatedly w/large, bt. daisy-like flowers. Great in beds, borders & containers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blm time: spring-fall. Blm color: exotic, tiger-striped gldn-orng & red. Ht: 8-10". Width: 18". Exp: sun. Water: mod/dry. Protect from heavy frost. USDA Z8.

GAZANIA SunBathers 'Totonaca', Treasure Flower GAZANIA SunBathers 'Totonaca'
Treasure Flower

Perennial: As the name suggests, the Sunbathers series loves a sunny spot & will even tolerate drought or coastal windy conditions. Tough, low growing plant that blooms repeatedly w/ large, bright daisy-like flowers. Great in beds, borders & containers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: semi-double; dark red w/yellow edges. Height: 8-10". Width: 18". Exp: sun. Water: mod/dry. Protect from heavy frost. USDA Z8.

GERANIUM 'Brookside', Brookside Crane's Bill GERANIUM 'Brookside'
Brookside Crane's Bill

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought & clay tolerant. Somewhat gopher resistant. One of the parents is G. pratense. Touted as the replacement to G. Johnson's Blue, similar color but easier to grow. Good border, container & rock garden plant. Blooms: late spring-summer. Color: sapphire-blue. Height: 20". Sun to light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

GERANIUM 'Philippe Vapelle', Crane's Bill GERANIUM 'Philippe Vapelle'
Crane's Bill

Pern'l: Semi-evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer & clay. Somewhat gopher resistant. Border, pot & rock garden plant. Flowers last longer & blooms longer than any G. renardii. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: purplish blue w/dark purple veins. Compact, clump former w/fuzzy leaves: 10-15". Sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8 or <.

GERANIUM 'Rozanne', Hybrid Crane's Bill GERANIUM 'Rozanne'
Hybrid Crane's Bill

Pern'l: Semi-evergreen. Tolerates drought, clay & deer. Somewhat gopher resistant. A natural hybrid of G. himalayense & G. wall. 'Buxton's Variety'. Larger flowers & deeper blue than similar varieties + better heat tolerance. Blooms spring-fall or more. Border, pot & ground cover plant. 2-4' x 2-4'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. PP#12175

GERANIUM hybrid 'Tiny Monster', Bloody Crane's Bill GERANIUM hybrid 'Tiny Monster'
Bloody Crane's Bill

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Drought and clay tolerant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good border, container and rock garden plant. It is sterile, so it flowers non-stop. A vigorous grower. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: bright magenta. Height: 6-12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. All Sunset Zones. USDA Z4.

GERANIUM incanum 'Sugar Plum', Crane's Bill GERANIUM incanum 'Sugar Plum'
Crane's Bill

Perennial: Evergreen/semi-evergreen. Fairly tolerant of clay, heat & drought. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good border, pot, hanging basket, rock garden & ground cover plant. Grows quickly forming bushy mounds & blooms profusely spring-fall. Bloom color: magenta pink. Size: 10-18" x 18"+. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9 (possibly lower).

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