Gaillardia pulchella (Firewheel)

Heat and drought tolerant native annual with vibrant red and yellow daisy-like flowers, blooming March to October. Found on open sandy plains and roadsides in desert areas. Widely adaptable and recommended for wildflower mixes or mass plantings. Good bee pollinator plant.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Annual/Biennial/Perennial

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Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Bunch

Mature Height: 12-24 in.

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Period: May-September

Annual Precipitation:  in.

Drought Tolerance: High

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SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.8-7.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 153,000

Seeding Rate: 10 PLS lbs/acre

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VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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