Mesa™ Bright Bicolor (Gaillardia)
Latin Name: Gaillardia x grandiflora
Item #: 922X
(16 in/41 cm) F1 hybrid first year flowering perennial. Bicolor gold/scarlet ring flowers that are non fading. Plant is drought tolerant once established. Pkt. contains 25 seeds.
PERENNIAL Approx. 15,000 seeds per oz/28 g
GREENHOUSE: Seed needs light to germinate, so press seed lightly into a soilless mixture. Germinate @ 70 - 75°F/21 - 24°C. Maintain uniformly moist but not wet soil. Transplant into 2 1/4 in/6 cm peat pots 6 weeks from seeding.. Set plants outside after danger of frost. Select a rich, deep soil. Space plants 12 in/31 cm apart in rows 18 in/46 cm apart. Should produce excellent cutting material the following summer.
DIRECT SOWING: Sow indoors or outdoors anytime from April to August. Plants like full sun, space or thin to 12 or 18 in/31 - 46 cm apart. Cut off faded flowers to limit seed production and extend flowering season. To increase, sink a spade in a 6 in/15 cm circle from the crown of the plant - this cuts the roots, which sprout into young material the following Spring. Make divisions in the spring. Blooming season extends from June to Sept.