GAILLARDIA aristata 'Amber Wheels'

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GAILLARDIA aristata 'Amber Wheels'

Blanket Flower
Select Item No. GT004

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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: Larger blossoms than typical species. Flowers with fringed tips. Requires two growing seasons for abundant flowering. Durable and long lived selection. 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.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2009.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: golden flowers with amber-red centers
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: Second year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: entire, oblong to lanceolate, partially lobed, hairy, gray-green
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 75 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average / poor, lean
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.57143 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
280
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
6 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(6) These seeds germinate extremely late, sometimes it takes one year or longer before germination starts. To best utilize space and avoid drying out, this seed must be “stratified” (placed in layers of wet sand – alternately a thin layer of seeds and a layer of well-moistened sand, etc.). The stratification boxes have to be kept in the shade to benefit from weather effects – especially winter. A fine wire mesh will protect them from mice and birds. Nurseries have found that concrete boxes are useful for large amounts of seed. In spring frequently check to see if germination has begun. When germination has started, the seeds must be sown immediately in the prepared bed with the moist sand.

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: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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