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About Gaillardia

Blanket flowers are wonderfully cheerful, long-blooming plants for hot, sunny gardens. They produce single or double daisy flowers through most of the summer and well into fall.

The daisy-like flowers are produced from early summer to early fall in shades of orange, red and yellow, adding sizzle to the garden and attracting nectar-seeking butterflies.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Blanket Flower.
Maximum Reachable Height 24-30 inches.
Flower Colour Orange, red and yellow.
Bloom Time Early summer to early fall.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

Gaillardia x grandiflora does not require deadheading to keep blooming, but the plants will look better and be fuller if you do cut the stems back, when the flowers start to fade. You will also get more continuous flowering with deadheading.

Gaillardia care

Plant Gaillardia x grandiflora any time after frost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.

Sunlight Full sun. They can handle some partial shade, particularly in hot climates, but they will get a bit floppy and will not flower as profusely.
Watering Water well until they are not established. Once established, occasional watering should become a part of blanket flowers’ care.
Soil Gaillardia is not particular about soil pH, but it does need a well-draining soil.
Temperature Gaillardia can be grown with temperatures of 65-70 F.
Fertilizer Apply an all-purpose slow release fertilizer on the soil every couple of months.

Gaillardia uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Gaillardia are such long bloomers, they work equally well in borders and containers
  • The bold flowers blend especially well with soft textures, like thread-leaf Coreopsis and cosmos, as well as airy grasses

Frequently Asked Questions

How to care for Gaillardia plant?

Caring tips for Gaillardia plant. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (Jan_March). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

How to plant Gaillardia?

To plant Gaillardia plant consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives At least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Where to plant Gaillardia?

You can plant a Gaillardia plant preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant - 1. Direct bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours a day. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

How to sow Gaillardia seeds?

To grow Gaillardia plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

When to plant Gaillardia seeds?

To plant Gaillardia seeds Jan-March month is best suited.

How to grow Gaillardia plant?

Gaillardia Plant is grown by seeds. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (Jan-March). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

How long do Gaillardia plants last?

Gaillardia plant is grown as annual and perennial plant but mostly as annual and annual life cycle is of 6-7 month.

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