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Blanket Flower Mesa Red in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Mesa Red' (Mesa Series) syn. Gaillardia 'Red'

 

Blanket Flower 'Mesa Red'

Gaillardia have large daisy-like flowers and tall stems which make them excellent for cutting. They are short lived perennials living three to five years if the soil is not too damp and is well drained. 'Mesa Red' is a mid-sized variety that blooms in the first year and and has dark red petals that do not fade.

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plant Features
  • Blanket Flower Mesa Red likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Blanket Flower Mesa Red likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Blanket Flower Mesa Red is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Blanket Flower Mesa Red likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Blanket Flower 'Mesa Red'

Latin name

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Mesa Red' (Mesa Series) syn. Gaillardia 'Red'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Blanket Flower Mesa Red likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Blanket Flower Mesa Red is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Blanket Flower Mesa Red likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Blanket Flower Mesa Red likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Blanket Flower Mesa Red is 0.60meters x 0.45meters 0.60 M 0.45 M

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Mesa Red' (Mesa Series) syn. Gaillardia 'Red'

Gaillardia have large daisy-like flowers and tall stems which make them excellent for cutting. They are short lived perennials living three to five years if the soil is not too damp and is well drained. 'Mesa Red' is a mid-sized variety that blooms in the first year and and has dark red petals that do not fade.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Autumn

Plant them between early to mid-spring depending on when the seeds were sown. Provide twiggy supports where necessary. Full sun and very well-drained soil are musts for blanket flowers to thrive. They prefer loose, sandy soil that isn't overly fertile with a pH near neutral or slightly alkaline. Established plants are quite drought tolerant. Container grown plants can be set out throughout the growing season, but spring or fall planting is ideal. Space dwarf cultivars about a foot apart; taller varieties should be set about 18 inches apart. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.

 
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