Gaillardia - Goblin
Goblin produces large, vibrant flowers on bushy plants, which adds vibrant contrasting colours in borders, pots, or containers. It flowers late in the first year from sowing. This hardy perennial grows to a height of 45 cm.
Sow indoors from January to March. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow, 0.5cm deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20Â°C is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Transplant seedlings, 5cm apart, to other trays when large enough to handle. Always handle by a leaf and never by the stem. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out, May-June, 20cm apart, into well-drained soil, when frosts are over. Flowers from June to October.