How to grow Gaillardia pulchella

Gaillardia pulchella growing herbaceous of the genus Gaillardia also known as Indian blanket, Gaillardia pulchella perennial evergreen or deciduous, used as attract pollinators ornamental ground cover drought tolerant plant, can grow in temperate, subtropics or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+ as annual and 9-11 as perennial.

Leaves color green in lanceolate shape.

Gaillardia pulchella flower

Flower color red, orange and yellow, create pattern of discs color that change.

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How to grow Gaillardia pulchella growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn (in warm climates)

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and deadhead, unless there need for the seeds

Size of the plant:
30-50 cm, 12-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All the year

General information about the flower
Red, orange and yellow flowers, create pattern of discs color that change.

Scientific name:

Gaillardia pulchella

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