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How to Grow Indian Blanket

Gaillardia Pulchella Germination Information

Gaillardia is the botanical name for Indian Blanket
Gaillardia Pulchella Seed Germination How to Sow Gaillardia Pulchella:
  • Best sown indoors at a temperature of 68-70°
  • Indoors, sow depth 4 times the seed size
  • Germination is within 10-15 days
  • If sown outdoors, wait until danger of last frost is past, when temperatures are warm
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Gaillardia Pulchella:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space seedlings 8-15 inches apart in full sun and a well-drained loamy or sandy soil

Soil: Plant tolerant of poor soils

Temperature: Plant tolerant of drought and heat

Additional Care: To keep plants tidy, deadhead regularly
Appearance and Use:

This is the annual relative of G. x grandiflora that is grown in borders and containers. Also grown for cut flower arrangements. A prolific show, plants flower from summer to frost. Plants form upright mounds 18 inches high by 12 inches wide. The daisy-like flower heads are 2 inches in diameter and are bright red, yellow, or a combination of red and yellow. The 3 inch long leaves are gray-green, spoon-shaped, and are either entire or coarsely toothed


About Gaillardia Pulchella:
Pronunciation:  ga-lar’de’-å pul-kel’å
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Asteraceae, native to North America
Common Name: Indian Blanket