Blanket Flower, Gaillardia

Gaillardia

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Blanket Flower, Gaillardia

Gaillardia

The Blanket Flower Gaillardia is a stunning perennial flowering plant that produces bright, uniquely colored pink to yellow blooms. This variety is extremely hardy and drought tolerant and looks extremely beautiful in any garden or bouquet.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Gaillardia aristata

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

295

Seeds Per Pound

132000

Packet

500 seeds

Seeds Per Ounce

8250

Sow Method

Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8

Weight

0.01

Depth

0.1

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Gaillardia

Gaillardia is also known as Blanket Flower and is an easy-to-grow perennial that blooms daisy-like flowers. The flowers are typically long bloomers and can blanket the garden. They grow well in containers as a border.

Before Planting: Gaillardia also can be sowed indoors up to eight weeks before the last frost date.

Planting: Once the seedlings have their first true set of leaves, thin them by removing the weakest sprouts. Transplant them outdoors after the last frost date.

Watering: Once Gaillardia is planted, water it regularly until normal growth begins to appear. Once active growth appears, lessen the watering.

Fertilizer: Once established, fertilize Gaillardia with a 10-10-10 fertilizer once a month.

Days to Maturity: Gaillardia begins blooming in the early summer and will continue to bloom through the late fall.

Harvesting: To harvest the seeds, cut the stalk once the flower has dies and the petals have dropped off. Pinch off the seed head and place it in a dry, paper bag. Leave the bag open to ventilate the seeds for two weeks. Once dry, hold the seed head over a bowl and rub it to remove the seeds. Once the seeds have been harvested, store them in a sealed container in a cool, dark place until ready to plant.

Tips: Divide the plants every two to three years since they are usually short-lived.

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