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firewheel
Scientific Name: Gaillardia pulchella Foug.
Family: Asteraceae
firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella)
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 512. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zone as annual
USDA: 7-10 as perennial

Heat Tolerance: Afternoon shade is better in the hot deserts

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: North America

Growth Habits: Annual or short lived perennial, 18 to 24 inches tall (45-60 cm)

Watering Needs: Light watering

Propagation: Seeds in spring or fall

Cultural Practices:
Sow indoor at 70 to 85F (21 to 29C). Plant 6 week seedlings 12 inches apart (30 cm), or sow in place. Do well in sandy, well drained soil.

Blooming Habits:
Brilliant, daisy-like flowers, 2 inches wide (5 cm), with single, double, semi double forms

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