Gaillardia – Heat it Up® Scarlet
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Native to North America
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
Great in landscapes and containers. It is an interesting component plant in combinations.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
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.
Long days will speed and enhance flower development.
Good air circulation and water drainage important. Use a moisture retentive soil that drains well.