Mesa Bright Bicolor gaillardia's 3 in. flower petals are gold, marked red at their base. The amount of gold in the petals will vary according to growing conditions — the flowers will always display more yellow tones than other bicolor gaillardias. Flowers will not fade even in hottest climates.
Neat, upright and branching, heavy flowering plants tolerate heat and drought, will grow to 16-18 inches tall and bloom from summer until frost. Mesa Bright Bicolor gaillardia is a first year flowering perennial which is winter hardy to zone 5.
Growing Mesa Bright Bicolor Gaillardia Seeds
Plant Gaillardia Seeds: Sow Mesa series 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 18 to 24 in. apart. Thin seedlings to the strongest plant.
Grow Gaillardia: Mesa series gaillardias flower stronger and longer in full sun with moderate water. Plants are tough: they are heat and drought tolerant, and rabbit and deer resistant. Mesa gaillardias are first-year flowering perennials - they bloom continuously from early summer until frost. Plants do not require deadheading to continue to flower; will grow fuller and live longer when old blooms are removed. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Mesa series gaillardias are among the easiest to grow perennial flowers.
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