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

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By Karen