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Blanket Flower

Gaillardia 'SpinTop Yellow Touch' PPAF

This plant forms a low mound of light-green leaves, bearing upright stems of large daisy-type flowers.

Blanket Flowers are valuable in the summer border for their very long season of bloom. They form a low mound of light-green leaves, bearing upright stems of large daisy-type flowers. This very compact selection from the SpinTop series has flat, serrated, orange-red petals tipped in yellow. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Heat tolerant and actually prefer poorer soils. Their name comes from the fact they blanketed the North American prairies with their blooms. Not the best choice for heavy clay soil that will stay wet through the winter. Removing faded flowers will encourage constant blooming. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

12-14 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 55-65°F in high light/long days. Keep slightly dry. Once actively growing, maintain moderate fertilization. Pinch early flower buds for improved branching. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions. Dead heading is recommended for continuous bloom.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once planted, water lightly and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in very well-drained soil in full sun to light shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.