Gaillardia × grandiflora 'Burgunder'
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Perennial (grown as an annual)
- Border (Middle), Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- May - October
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Blanket flower
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in)
- Sow under cover, sow thinly and cover seeds with a light sprinkle of compost. Pot on before planting out in late spring for flowers the following spring. Or sow indoors September/October and overwinter. Spacing/thin to 30cm (12in).
Like the most luxurious velvet buttons, we fell on this first year flowering perennial in our trial last year. Blooming from spring to autumn, it’s an excellent value border filler and makes a great and long-lasting cut flower.
Keep picking or deadheading and cut all stems back after flowering. They prefer low nutrient soil so don’t mulch or fertilise. Leave some seedheads for birds, goldfinches love them. Once established gaillardias are drought tolerant.