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Cockade flower - 11 varieties presented

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The cockade flower is an easy-care and fast growing garden flower. There is not just one variety of it, but about 30. The most popular 11 varieties are briefly introduced here.

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The cockade flower belongs to the genus Gaillardia. The plants were first described by Auguste Denis Fougeroux de Bondaroy. The French botanist lived in Paris in the mid-18th century and published several botanical works.

The natural circulation area of ​​the cockard flower is in America. There are almost 30 species. Variety in the garden bed is provided by numerous bred hybrids with different heights and flower colors. We would like to give you an overview of the most beautiful 11 ​​varieties here.

11 charming varieties of cockard flower

1. Beamless cockard flower

The beamless cocade flower can reach a height of up to 80 centimeters. The leaves are increasingly sitting on the bottom of the stems. The red-brown flowers give off an intense sweet fragrance. In the months of June to October, the radiationless cockade flower blooms. The natural range extends from the US states of Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma to Mexico.

2. Amber Wheels cockade flower

Amber Wheels grows about half a meter tall and looks bushy and upright. The red-yellow flowers appear between June and September. This coca flower is an uncomplicated perennial for the ornamental garden. It feels most comfortable in a sunny and warm location. The golden yellow flowers are particularly large and striking and set nice accents with their amber-colored center.

The plant is a popular bee pasture and is also popular with bumblebees. With good care, this cockade flower blooms all summer.

" Tip: Faded should be removed regularly.

A sunny location should be found. Amber Wheels feels particularly comfortable on a permeable sandy floor. Pretty contrasts are created in the company of sun hat or girl's eye. Although Amber Wheels is considered hardy, light winter protection is recommended for strong frosts.

3. Bijou cockard flower

This pretty hybrid is one of the lower species and reaches a maximum height of 25 centimeters. The red-yellow flowers appear in early summer and, with appropriate care, last until autumn. If faded flowers are removed regularly, new flowers will form again and again. The perennial is hardy and is preferred by bees and bumblebees.

4. Burgundy cocade flower

The burgundy cocade flower is an impressive appearance with a stature height of up to 75 centimeters. The deep red flowers contrast nicely with the rather pale and gray-green leaves. Burgundy blooms until October and is very popular as a pasture for bees.

5.Cocade flower torchlight

A firework of colors ignites the two-tone appearing cocade flower torchlight. The plants come from the western United States and are very well adapted to the climate in our latitudes and hardy. While the center of the flower appears brownish red, the petals are yellowish. The petals are serrated at the end. The leaves are relatively long and also toothed. The flowers can be admired between July and September. The lush green leaves contrast nicely with the striking, flame-like flowers. With a height of almost 80 centimeters, the plants are real eye-catchers in the herbaceous border.

" Tip: If you cut back after the first flower, a second flower is guaranteed.

6.Cocade flower goblin

The golden goblin coca flower is a yellow-flowering species that shows off its bloom in late summer. With a growth height of 25 to 35 centimeters, the low-growing variety can be easily combined with the higher-growing species. The perennial is hardy and prefers fresh soil that should not dry out. Goldkobold is a popular playground for bees and insects.

7. Coconut flower summer friend

Late summer is richer with a splash of color with the Kokadenblume Sommerfreund. The perennials, which grow up to 70 centimeters, cope very well with our climatic conditions. It is an older and well-tried variety. Summer friends can be planted in a normal garden soil. The soil should be well drained, as no waterlogging is tolerated. If the faded parts of the plant are regularly cut back, new purple flowers are formed, which are preserved until September.

8. Kokadenblume Bremen

The Kokadenblume Bremen is quite widespread and also extremely popular as a cut flower. The plants grow upright and reach a height of about half a meter. The petals are red in the middle and turn yellow on the outside. The lush green and finely hairy leaves provide a harmonious contrast. If you cut back after the first flowering, the after-flowering will not be long in coming.

9.Cocade flower leprechaun

Color comes into the bed with the Kobold Kobold flower. The low-growing variety offers a nice play of colors and is also very suitable for colorful summer bouquets. The height of growth is 20 to 35 centimeters. The hemispherical ornamental perennial is characterized by its bushy, compact growth. Kobold will develop well in a sunny spot and in a loose garden soil and will flower between July and September. Flowering is promoted with a fertilizer in spring. A planting distance of around 30 centimeters should be maintained in the herbaceous border.

10.Cocade flower Tokajer

Variety comes into play with the Tokajer cocade flower. The ornamental plant native to the western United States impresses with its orange flowers. With a height of up to 70 centimeters, the plant in the herbaceous border cannot be overlooked. The perennial is hardy and blooms from the beginning of June until late summer.

11. Arizona Sun coca flower

With its two-tone flowers, Arizona Sun lets its charm play in the summer garden. This variety is particularly rich in bloom and can be stimulated to a second bloom by pruning after the first bloom. While the flower heads shine deep red, the tips of the flowers appear golden yellow. The lush green foliage makes the distinctive flowers shine once again. Arizona Sun can convince on its own, but it also does well in the perennial border. A sunny location guarantees abundant flowering. The soil of the plant, which grows about half a meter high, should be nutrient-rich and well-drained. Arizona Sun does not tolerate waterlogging.

The most beautiful varieties of the coca flower in a short portrait

varietyHeight of growth in centimetersFlower color / petals period
Beamless coca flower30 to 80
  • red-brown
  • June to October
Amber Wheels30 to 60
  • Red Yellow
  • June to September
Bijou30 to 60
  • Red Yellow
  • June to September
Burgundy60 to 75
  • burgundy
  • June to September
torchlight60 to 75
  • Red Yellow
  • July to September
gold leprechaun25 to 35
  • yellow
  • July to September
summer friend60 to 70
  • Purple
  • July to September
Bremen40 to 50
  • Yellow Red
  • July to September
leprechaun20 to 35
  • yellow
  • June to September
Tokaj40 to 70
  • orange
  • June to September
Arizona Sun.40 to 50
  • Red Yellow
  • July to September

Other species and their distribution areas:

Summer cocade flower: Texas, Kansas, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois
Prairie Cocade Flower: United States and Canada
Coconut flower Arizonica: Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Mexico
Short-lived cocade flower: USA, Mexico
Coconut flower Pinnafifida: USA, Mexico

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