Blanket Flowers
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Average length of time, following germination, for blossoms to appear on Arizona Sun Blanket Gaillardias?

Zone Aurora, Colorado 5b | dorisgaryk@aol.com added on June 18, 2019 | Answered

I planted Arizona Sun Blanket Flower Gaillardia seeds indoors under good supplemental lighting on February 26th . They germinated well and the seedlings flourished into healthy appearing plants. The leaves are now about 3-5 inches long and are standing up well. Some are still indoors under lights and others have been outside in full sun for one week. Although they continue to grow and look very healthy, they show no signs of buds or any indication that they are going to flower. I would very much appreciate your opinion. Thank you. Doris Kennedyg

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 19, 2019

Annual blanket flowers vary in blooming time, depending on the variety. Blooms may appear anytime from early summer too early fall.
Perennial blanket flowers generally bloom from early summer too early fall, but may be delayed if seeds are planted in the garden in the spring.
Perennial blanket flowers early will typically produce a few blooms the first year and will bloom more the flowering year. The advantage of planting perennial blanket flowers is that they will return each year and produce abundant blooms.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/blanket-flower/growing-blanket-flowers.htm

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