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1 Gallon Gaillardia (Common Blanketflower)

$19.99

Plant Overview:
- Botanical Name: Gaillardia spp.
- Common Name: Blanketflower
- Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
- Native: North and South America

Light Requirements:
- Sunlight: Requires full sun for optimal growth and flowering.
- Ideal Conditions: Place in an area that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.

 Soil Requirements:
- Type: Well-draining soil is essential; sandy or loamy soil types are preferable.
- pH: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.0).
- Amendments: Incorporate organic matter (such as compost) into the soil before planting to improve drainage and fertility.

Watering:
- Water Needs: Gaillardia is drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering during dry spells.
- Watering Schedule: Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
- Avoid: Avoid overwatering, as Gaillardia is susceptible to root rot in waterlogged soil.

Fertilization:
-Fertilizer Type: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring as new growth begins.
- Frequency: Fertilize once a year, or every six weeks during the growing season if necessary, following package instructions.

Pruning and Maintenance:
- Deadheading: Remove spent flowers regularly to promote continuous blooming and prevent self-seeding.
- Cutting Back: Trim back the entire plant by one-third after the first flush of blooms to encourage reblooming.
- Division: Divide clumps every 2-3 years in early spring to rejuvenate the plant and maintain vigor.

Pests and Diseases:
- Pests: Generally pest-resistant, but may occasionally attract aphids or spider mites. Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil if necessary.
- Diseases: Generally disease-resistant, but may develop root rot in poorly-drained soil. Ensure good soil drainage and air circulation around 

Additional Tips:
- Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds, but keep mulch away from the crown of the plant to prevent rotting.
- Support: Tall varieties may benefit from staking or support to prevent flopping, especially in windy areas.
- Winter Care: In colder climates, mulch lightly around the base of the plant to protect roots during winter.

Landscapes

- Garden Beds: Ideal for borders, mass plantings, or mixed perennial beds due to its vibrant and long-lasting blooms.
- Containers Suitable for containers with good drainage, especially dwarf or compact varieties.
- Pollinator Friendly: Attracts bees and butterflies, making it a valuable addition to pollinator gardens.

By following these care guidelines, Gaillardia (Blanketflower) will thrive and provide a burst of color in your garden from late spring through summer and sometimes into fall, depending on the variety. Enjoy its cheerful blooms and low-maintenance nature!

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