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2024 Seed Catalog

Gaillardia Amber Wheels - Gaillardia aristata
Amber Wheels Gaillardia flowers


Amber Wheels

Gaillardia Seeds

Amber Wheels gaillardia is one of a kind. The extra-large flowers have frilled gold petals around a showy amber red center. Blooms are held on long stems. The robust, 30-36 in. tall plants are often longer-lived than other gaillardias and will flower continuously from mid spring through summer of the second season. Amber Wheels gaillardia is a winter hardy perennial to zone 3 which tolerates heat and drought, and is deer and rabbit resistant.

During the 2018 growing season, Amber Wheels gaillardia began to bloom in early May and was one of the most memorable perennial flowers in our test garden. Grow with Chater's Violet hollyhock.

15 seeds - $3.49
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Growing Amber Wheels Gaillardia Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Plant Gaillardia Seeds: Sow gaillaria seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds, in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 12-18 in. apart. Thin seedlings to the strongest plant.

Grow Gaillardia: Plants flower stronger and longer in full sun with moderate water. Gaillardia plants are tough: they are heat and drought tolerant, and rabbit and deer resistant. Gaillardias are first-year flowering perennials, they bloom continuously from late spring or early summer until frost. Gaillardias do not require deadheading to continue to flower; plants will grow fuller and live longer when old blooms are removed. Flowers attract bees and butterflies, are excellent cut flowers. Plants self-sow. Gaillardia is among the easiest to grow perennial flowers.

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