Sundance Bicolor (Gaillardia)
Latin Name: Gaillardia pulchella
Item #: 922E
ANNUAL Approx. 12,000 seeds per oz/28 g
GREENHOUSE: Plant indoors 6-8 weeks before it's safe to plant outdoors. 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. Germination takes 20 days and plants boom in approx 90 days from seeding. 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.
DIRECT SOWING: Sow outdoors as soon as the soil has warmed up in a sunny location. Gaillardia likes hot, dry weather and tolerates a wide variety of soils. Space or thin to 12 or 18 in/31 - 46 cm apart. Fertilize once when flowering begins. Cut off faded flowers to limit seed production and extend flowering season.