Blanket flower (Gaillardia Aristata 'Kobold') is a fine border plant with very expressive red flowers with a wide yellow margin that can also be enjoyed indoors as the make wonderful cut flowers. It is a good idea to cut as many as possible as this stimulates the growth of the plant.
|Latin name:||Gaillardia - aristata - 'Kobold'|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - September|
|Growing Height:||30 - 40 cm|
|Planting distance:||20 - 30 cm|
Plant Gaillardia aristata 'Kobold' in light, well-drained soil in a sunny position, although they will grow well in most soils and partial shade. The soil must have a good drainage as badly drained soil will cause the plant to die in winter. Prepare a suitable hole, improve heavy garden soil with some sharp sand before planting the blanket flower at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting.
The blanket flower ‘Kobold’ grows best in well-drained, relatively dry soil. It is not happy in soil that is too wet, especially in winter. However, do not let the soil around the roots dry out completely. During the flowering period regularly add plant food when watering. Also cut the wilted flower stems to stimulate new flowering. If you keep on cutting them for the home, it promotes the growth of the plant and you will continue to enjoy the flowering throughout the summer.