Blanket Flower (single flower mixed) – 2g
Gaillardia, the Latin name for blanket flower, is named after Monsieur Gaillard de Charentonneau, a French magistrate of the 18th century. They are similar in physical appearance to the daisy, but the colours range from a bright orange yellow, to a deep rusty colour. They are at their best in the early summer through to early autumn, so will add a great addition to the colour spectrum throughout the season.
They prefer full sun and a well-drained soil, even a sandy soil, and once established they are quite drought tolerant. Height varies between 10cm and 50cm and they can spread, once established, to up to 50cm across. Dead head frequently to encourage new flowers and cut back the plant after flowering season is over.
Gaillardia - Blanket Flower
Ensure your chosen site is free of weeds. Rake to a fine tilth and sow by hand evenly by sowing half of the seed lengthways and the other half widthways. Rake again lightly and gently firm the soil. Protect from birds if necessary until established and water when required but be careful not to over water.