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Gaillardia Pulchella

Botanical Name:

Gaillardia pulchella

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Sandy or calcareous soils, often disturbed places, mostly in grasslands or open places.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Annuals, Herb/Forb, Annual, Native Plant, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Annual, Biennial, Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

Showy long-lasting daisy-like flower heads appear from spring to the first frost. Flowers are orange-red rays with 3-toothed yellow tips 1"-2" across. Disk flowers in the center are purple-brown. A terminal head, solitary on elongate peduncles to 6" long, 1.5-2" diam.; receptable reddish to orangish-red pappus; involucral bracts green. Ray flowers to 3/4", few, red with yellow tips or red; disc flowers numerous, enlarged, tube funnel-shaped, red, lips yellow., May flower longer if rains are plentiful.

Fruit

Displays from May to January

Benefits
Ornamental

Wildflower meadow, Color, Long-blooming, Easily grown, Pocket prairie

Attracts

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Gaillardia Foug. – blanketflower

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