Native Region: North America - Rocky Mountains
Gaillardia × grandiflora
Zone Range: 03-09
Preferred Climate: Continental
Harvest Date: Sunday 19 October, 2014
Seed count: 25-30
Bushy short-lived perennial with lance-shaped green leaves that produces 3-5 inch flowerheads with yellow ray florets, touched red at the bases. The disk florets are yellow-brown. Flowers over a long period from early summer to early autumn. Height to 36 inches; spread 18 inches. Good plant for a sunny border and makes good cut flowers.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed at 55-64 degrees F. in early spring. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates poor soil. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Divide in spring. In colder climates, cut back to about 6 inches in late summer to encourage new basal growth, which usually overwinters well.