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Blanket Flower 'Single Mix'
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Blanket Flower 'Single Mix'

Gaillardia pulchella
Notched petals of crimson and gold surround a central hub of stamens, offering a unique flower form and bee appeal in spades! Long-blooming, gaillardia thrive in drier soils and shrug off hot summers to bloom well into late fall.
SKU #S1316
$3.25
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
250
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Tender Annual
Mature Size
2' h x 1.5' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Scarlet red and gold in rings
Features
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Beneficial Insects
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Surface to 1/16"
Sprout Time:
4-20 days
Seed To Bloom:
14-16 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before planting out after last frost. Keep at 60-70°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Direct sow after last frost.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Native blanket flower is a freely-blooming summer flower that holds its bright blooms on long stems for easy picking, for they make good cut flowers. They also are long-blooming in containers and stunning in drifts at the garden's edge or mid-border. They perform well in poorer soils and are valuable in vegetable gardens, attracting beneficial insects such as soldier beetles, assassin bugs, and lady beetles.
Final Spacing:
1'
Water Requirements:
Low Water Use
Watering Details:
Water regularly while establishing, then only during especially dry, hot spells.
Soil pH:
Mildly acidic to slightly alkaline is preferred.
Fertilizer:
Mix in a couple of inches of compost prior to planting if soil is especially poor.
Diseases & Pests:
Prevent root rot by placing in a well-drained location and do not allow the soil to become soggy. If aphids are troublesome, treat with an insecticidal soap.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when the flowers are 3/4 to fully open.