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Blanket Flower

Gaillardia grandiflora 'Sunset Snappy' PP26,944, COPF

Large red daisy like blooms with yellow tips surrounded by a low mound of gray-green hairy leaves.

Xerces Society - special value to native bees.
Blanket Flowers are valuable for their very long season of bloom. The Sunset Dwarf Series forms a low mound of gray-green, hairy leaves, bearing strong, upright stems. The flowers are made up of single rows of flat petals in a vibrant colour and fringed in shades of yellow. This selection features single rows of flat petals in purple-pink with creamy-yellow tips. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited. COPF.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

12-14 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 62-68° F under long days with high light levels. 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.