Gaillardia pulchella (Asteraceae)
A hardy, drought tolerant annual native to the central United States. Easily established from seed, it forms dense colonies of brilliant red flowers with yellow rims. The flower diameter is slightly smaller than its perennial cousin Gaillardia aristata. An excellent variety of coastal beachfront property or sand dune reclamation sites. Thrives in heat and full sun in well drained soils.
Suggested Use: Roadsides, drainage ditch slopes, open fields, mixes.
Miscellaneous: One of the most adaptable annual composites growing from Mexico, north into British Columbia. An excellent Cut flower with a vase life from six to ten days.
Great For Beach Fronts!
Average Planting Success: 80%
Height: 1-1/2---2 feet
Germination: 15---45 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 70°F--75°F
Sowing Depth: 1/8"
Blooming Period: May----September
Average Seeds Per Pound: 153,000
1 oz Covers: 272 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 10 lbs. per acre