Gaillardia- Indian Blanket Flower G. pulchella (Florida Native)
Gaillardia- Indian Blanket Flower G. pulchella (Florida Native)

Gaillardia- Indian Blanket Flower G. pulchella (Florida Native)

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3316-01

Regular price $4.95 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Feb 03 and Feb 08. * ETA for USA only

Gaillardia-Indian Blanket Flower G. pulchella (Florida Friendly)

 

Gaillardia

 

Blanket-flower, also known as Indian blanket or Fire wheel, can be found in dry savannahs, coastal dunes, and other dry, open areas in Florida. In North Florida, it blooms in the spring, summer, and into the autumn, while in Central and South Florida, it blooms all year. Its vibrant blooms entice a wide range of pollinating insects. The ray florets of blanketflower are typically bicolored, with an inner red band and an outer yellow band. Flowers may also be entirely red or yellow, have an inner band surrounded by a white band, or be entirely white or yellow on special occasions. Occasionally, ray florets are tubular, meaning they are small at the base and flare out like trumpets. The diskflorets in the flower's middle range from dark red to purplish.

 

Days to germination

 

 7-14 days mostly

 

Days to maturity

 

About 8 weeks

 

Life cycle

 

Perennial

 

Plant time

 

Year round- just protect it from winter

 

Spacing

 

12-15 inches

 

Sun

 

Full sun daily

 

Soil temperature

 

65-70 degrees

 

Optimum soil P.H

 

6.1-6.5

 

Height

 

12 -18 inches tall

 

Harvest

 

50-60 days after planting

Gaillardia-Indian Blanket Flower G. pulchella (Florida Friendly)

 

Gaillardia

 

Blanket-flower, also known as Indian blanket or Fire wheel, can be found in dry savannahs, coastal dunes, and other dry, open areas in Florida. In North Florida, it blooms in the spring, summer, and into the autumn, while in Central and South Florida, it blooms all year. Its vibrant blooms entice a wide range of pollinating insects. The ray florets of blanketflower are typically bicolored, with an inner red band and an outer yellow band. Flowers may also be entirely red or yellow, have an inner band surrounded by a white band, or be entirely white or yellow on special occasions. Occasionally, ray florets are tubular, meaning they are small at the base and flare out like trumpets. The diskflorets in the flower's middle range from dark red to purplish.

 

Days to germination

 

 7-14 days mostly

 

Days to maturity

 

About 8 weeks

 

Life cycle

 

Perennial

 

Plant time

 

Year round- just protect it from winter

 

Spacing

 

12-15 inches

 

Sun

 

Full sun daily

 

Soil temperature

 

65-70 degrees

 

Optimum soil P.H

 

6.1-6.5

 

Height

 

12 -18 inches tall

 

Harvest

 

50-60 days after planting