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Mesa Red Gaillardia

Ruby red daisy-like flowers give way to attractive globe-shaped seed heads on compact plants. Easy to grow, holds up well in dry conditions, and flowers the first year when started indoors. Once established it requires little care while putting out nonfading color all season. Grows to 16” by 20”.

 20 seeds

 

PLANTING

Gaillardia x grandiflora

Perennial  Zones 5-10

Germination: 14-30 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: 1/8" deep

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost,12-18" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established. 

Sowing Outdoors: Around the last frost date when the soil temperature reaches 65-70ºF. Sow a few seeds 3-6" apart, thinning out to 12-18" apart. When thinning out try transplanting the seedlings into other places in the garden. Water seedlings regularly until established.

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width: 16" x 20"

Spacing: 20-24" apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs: Poor to average, well-drained, tolerates dry soil.

Approximate days to flower from seed: 120-130 days

Uses: Cut flowers, flower beds, wildflower and cottage gardens, attracts butterflies and bees

Care: Deadheading prolongs flowering but is not necessary, seed heads are attractive by themselves. Cut back in the fall. Divide every few years. 

 

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    MW
    07/02/2022
    Marguerite W.
    United States
    I recommend this product

    Mesa Red Gailardia

    Seeds germinated quickly. Still in seedling stage about 3 inch leaves. Have repotted to individual pots. Have not planted in the flower bed. Looking for a bigger size before planting.

    JK
    05/06/2022
    John K.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Premature evaluation of Red Mesa seed

    Just fine. Seeds germinated well and plants are hardened off and ready to put in the ground if it ever gets dry enough to plant. Obviously the flowers are not blooming yet. When they’re mature, I’ll let you know how impressed I am with the flowers.