Bloom Season:   Summer

Plant Habit: Mounding

Characteristics: Easy care

Water: Medium, Light

Fertilize: Every month

Height: 8" - 12"

Exposure: Sun

Varieties available: Goblin

General Information: 

Gaillardia, commonly known as blanket flower, is a beautiful and vibrant plant that can add a pop of color to any garden. 

Gaillardia thrives in full sunlight, so it's important to choose a location in your garden that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. This will ensure that the plant receives the necessary energy for photosynthesis, which is crucial for its growth and blooming.

Gaillardia prefers well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. Before planting, it's recommended to amend the soil with organic matter such as compost or aged manure to improve its fertility and drainage. This will provide a healthy environment for the roots to establish and grow.

While gaillardia is drought-tolerant once established, it's important to provide regular watering during its initial growth phase. Water the plant deeply once a week, ensuring that the soil is moist but not waterlogged. Avoid overhead watering, as it can lead to fungal diseases.

Gaillardia is a relatively low-maintenance plant when it comes to fertilization. Applying a balanced slow-release fertilizer in early spring and again in mid-summer will provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth and abundant blooms. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates.

Pruning gaillardia is not necessary for its growth, but it can help maintain a tidy appearance and encourage continuous blooming. Deadheading spent flowers regularly will promote the production of new blooms and prevent the plant from going to seed prematurely.

Gaillardia is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but it can occasionally be affected by aphids, spider mites, or powdery mildew. Monitor your plants regularly and take appropriate action if any issues arise.  



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