A.A.S. winner 2010. First F1 Hybrid Gaillardia from seed.
This A.A.S. winner for 2010 was the first F1 Hybrid Gaillardia from seed. Vigourous 45 cm (18") high plants are loaded with brilliant yellow 7.5 cm (3") wide daisy-like flowers. A favourite of insect pollinators and butterflies. Blooms through the summer. A great plant for use in containers. Hardy to Zone 4
Packet of 10 seeds $2.99
How To Grow
350 seeds/gram. Blanket Flower. Sow directly outdoors anytime from April to August in a sunny spot for flowering in the following year. For first year flowering sow seed indoors in a soil-less mix at the beginning of March - do not cover seed as light aids in germination. Germinate at 20- 25 C (70-80 F) for 14-21 days. Then grow on under lights at a cooler temperature before hardening off and planting outside.
Blooming Season Begins
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring or Late Summer
Days to Emergence
14 to 21
Medium %2830 to 45 cm%29%2812 to 18%22%29
Degree of Difficulty
Gaillardia x grandiflora
Pollinator and butterfly gardens.
Massing in sunny areas.
Containers and planters.
Hot dry areas with poor soil