Gaillardia aristata ‘Mesa Red’ – (Blanket Flower)

$4.60

The first F1 gaillardia to be produced from seed. It has lovwely bright red flowers which are produced in profusion over the spring and summer. This plant is robust easy care drought tolerant.

Description

This pretty hybrid is more compact and flowers with more predictability than other gaillardias grown from seed. It is the first F1 hybrid gaillardia to be produced from seed. It is a tidy, sturdy, compact plant which is also very hardy, it blooms continuously and profusely smothering itself in red flowers from early spring to late autumn. It tolerates drought well, and it flowers every year with very little care.

Sowing advice
Can be sown at any time. Sow in seed trays or pots.
Sow onto a moist well-drained seed compost. Cover very thinly as the seeds need light to germinate. Propagate with gentle heat at 18 -23 deg C. Germination takes 2-3 weeks. Transplant seedlings once large enough to small pots and grow on . When large enough transplant to the garden after acclimatizing them , at 35-40 cm apart.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Blanket Flower

Family

Asteraceae

Maximum Height

approx 40 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20