Gaillardia Simple Simon Red

Gaillardia grandifloraLatin name

Firewheel, Indian Blanket, Blanket FlowerCommon name

If it’s half as good as its sister variety it will be exceptional. Brilliant red colour, tough as old boots with a particularly bushy habit. A masterpiece of breeding.

How to Grow Gaillardia from Seed

Gaillardia, or Blanket Flowers, are perfect for coastal gardens, patios, wildflower gardens and as a cutting flower. For a blaze of summertime colour that thrives whatever the weather, providing a constant display of cheery large flowers in fiery shades that persist well into autumn; pollinator attracting, low maintenance Gaillardia is hard to beat.

Sow Gaillardia indoors from February to April. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days at a temperature of 60-70F.

Once the Gaillardia seedling are large enough to handle transplant them into individual 3 inch pots. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions before planting out into well-drained soil.

Remove the dead heads regularly to prolong the flowering season. Will attract beneficial insects into the garden.

Gaillardia is perfect for containers or filling gaps at the front of sunny borders.


Item Code: 1557

Variety: Simple Simon Red

Type: Hardy Perennial

Packet Contains: 25 Seeds

Sow: February - April

Germination: Up to 30 days

Harvest: June - October

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