Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)

Her baceous plants, suitable for cultivation in beds or borders.

Plant in spring in a moderately light, rich soil in a sunny spot. Mulch the beds in summer with decayed manure, and during the flowering period a dose of weak liquid manure may be given.

Take cuttings of shoots arising from the roots in June. Also increase by division of roots from October to March. Seeds can also be sown in April in a light temperature.

These plants have a long flowering period, lasting from June to October. The flowers are produced in many combinations of red and yellow, and are borne on stems 2 ft. in height.

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