GAILLARDIA aristata 'Bijou'

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GAILLARDIA aristata 'Bijou'

Blanket Flower
Select Item No. GT009

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (JET® rubbed seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Cultivar. Origin western North-America: pairie.
Special Features: Lower than 'Goblin', flowering potplant. Suitable for natural landscaping. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Use for low maintenance plantings. Drought tolerant/ for xeriscaping/ waterwise design when established. Deer and rabbit resistant. Abundant and long lasting flowering. Use for low maintenance plantings. Easy to grow.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red with yellow tips
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: entire, oblong to lanceolate, partially lobed, hairy, gray-green
Growth Habit: compact
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average / poor, lean
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.0303 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
330
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
8 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: Plugs should be transplanted and bulked-up, and grown-on for 3-5 weeks (5 weeks is preferable), before a 5 week cold period at 41°F (5°C).
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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