Gaillardia – Heat it Up® Scarlet

Garden Height
12 - 24
12 - 24
18 - 36
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
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Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

Resists: Deer

Continuous Re-Bloom

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Disease Resistant

Heat Tolerant

Long Blooming

Native to North America

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes

Gaillardia will perform best in well-drained, moist soil, but can tolerate dry conditions, even drought conditions once established. It can also tolerate poor soils, heat and humidity. It has no serious disease issues.

Needs Good Drainage

Uses Notes

Great in landscapes and containers. It is an interesting component plant in combinations.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-7
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-9
7-9" Pot : 9-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 9-10

Pinching and Growth Regulators

None needed but B-9 at 3750 or Sumagic at 10 ppm will help control growth if needed.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Long days will speed and enhance flower development.

Good air circulation and water drainage important. Use a moisture retentive soil that drains well.

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