Arizona Sun Gaillardia
Gaillardia x grandiflora. Large fiery red-orange blooms tipped with a ring of rich yellow. Compact plants covered in blooms all season long. The Arizona series are quick to flower from seed, and once established are very long lived and low maintenance. This native is a must for any perennial border. Approx. 25 seeds/pkg.
Start inside 6-8 weeks before planting out. Sow seed on surface, provide light and warmth, 21 degrees C. Should germinate in 1-2 weeks. May also be direct seeded outside in early spring. Transplant outside in late spring when soil is warm, 12 inches apart.
Prefers full sun and will tolerate poor, dry soil. Is short lived in heavy soil. Do not over fertilize. Deadhead regularly and divide every 2-3 years in spring. Cut flowers last almost 2 weeks and they dry well if hung upside down.