(Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Mesa Red’)
Like all Gaillardias, Mesa Red is an easy to grow plant that makes a flamboyant display of bright flowers for a long period.
The spectacular brick red flowers start in spring and last till mid autumn.
POSITION & USES
Plant in full sun in well drained but moisture retentive soil. Mesa Red can be used in perennial or mixed borders and it makes an ideal container plant.
Mulch the ground to keep in moisture, and water in long dry periods.
Although Gaillardias tolerate poorer soils the plants will benefit from regular applications of Seasol and PowerFeed.
- Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
- Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
- Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.
Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.
CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.
|Plants Needed per Square Metre||4-6|
|Habit||A low growing compact perennial that forms mounds of soft green foliage.|
|Position||Full Sun, Moderate Frost.|