≡ Menu

Plant Combination: Blanket Flower (Gallardia x grandiflora ‘Goblin’) and Golden Barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Bonanza Gold’)


Barberry (top), blanket flower (bottom)

The bright gold of the barberry is echoed by the golden yellow edges of ‘Goblin’s’ flowers to make a pleasing combination all summer in a hot border. The scarlet of ‘Goblins’ petals add the sizzle that makes the combination “pop”. The low mounding habit and the fine texture of the leaves of the barberry make a attractive backdrop for the medium textured ‘Goblin’. Both plants do well in full sun, and average, well drained soil.



Blanket FLower (Gallardia x gradiflora ‘Goblin’)
Gaillardia GoblinThis long blooming perennial has four inch flowers on dwarf plants. The serrated tips of the petals give the flowers a ruffled look. Plants attract butterflies but deer ignore them. A work horse in the flower garden, ‘Goblin’ tend to disappear after the second year.

Bloom Time: All summer
Size: 9-12” H x 18” W

Golden Barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Bonanza Gold’)BERBERIS THUNB BONANZA GOLDA dwarf form, ‘Bonanza Gold’ is resistant to sunburn and keeps it handsome color all season. A slow growing deciduous shrub, it is thorny and has clusters of small yellow flowers in spring followed by red berries in the fall.

Bloom Time: Spring (not showy)
Size: 24” H x 30” W
Hardiness: Zones 4-8

Plant combinations pointer