Mesa™ Red (Hybrid Gaillardia)
Latin Name: Gaillardia x grandiflora
Item #: 922R
Suitable for Containers:
Approx. 15,000 seeds per oz/28 g
GREENHOUSE: For Spring plants, sow Feb. 1st. Germinate @ 80°F/27°C for 21 days, in complete darkness. Plants seed 1/4 in/6 mm deep, cover lightly and firm. Transplant into 2 1/4 in/6 cm peat pots 6 weeks from seeding. Grow seedlings and transplants @ 65°F/18°C. 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.