Gaillardia really does look better in crppy soil
In two very distinct gardens each having a border consisting of many 'Arizona Apricot' it is so clear that those in the garden having clay soil look much better than those in the garden filled with lots of wonderful organic stuff.
Specifically those Gaillardia in the rich mulched soil are over two feet tall (height is to be 12") and splayed and sprawling. While those in the dry clay are much more compact and have dimensions quite close to the expected #s ie 12" by 12".
(This garden looks so much more colourful than last year at this time as these 10 'Arizona Apricots' are still blooming their hats off. I have my fingers crossed that they survive their first upcoming winter).
I intend to remove the gargantuan AA from the other garden and replace them with....something.