One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An American plant of the daisy family, which is cultivated for its bright red and yellow flowers.
Genus Gaillardia, family Compositae
- ‘It may overwinter like most gaillardias but is being marketed as an annual.’
- ‘Some flowers that were suggested included the dogwood, syringa, gaillardia, Washington holly, wild rose, and marguerite.’
- ‘Two years ago I planted a gaillardia and did not think it returned this year.’
- ‘There are the usual gomphrena, gaillardia, kochia, portulaca, zinnia, amaranthus (cock's comb), balsam and sunflower.’
- ‘It may be difficult to find starter plants of annual gaillardias at local nurseries, since nurseries seem to primarily stock perennial gaillardias.’
Modern Latin, named after Gaillard de Marentonneau, 18th-century French amateur botanist.
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