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This listing is for 0.25g seed of the highly desirable Gaillardia, "Lorenziana". 100% natural, non-genetically modified seed. These are our extra FEDCO seeds from this season. We buy in small bulk lots, use what's needed for family, friends, and small co-ops, then sell the remainder at a substantial discount for other growers. All seed lots have been tested for viability. This variety has been trialed from several sources to ensure the selection of the best strain. 100% success in the northeast. All extra seeds are professionally packaged and labeled. Free USPS First Class shipping to the lower 48.
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Gaillardia pulchella Annual, a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family. Antique, extra showy variety named after M. Gaillard de Charentonneau, an 18th-century French magistrate who was a patron of botany. Dating back to at least 1886. This cultivar of a native North-American wildflower has been around more than a century under different names, but it's a new discovery for us. The 2-3” quilled florets bloom in an array of red and golden hues on a 1x1’ mounded plant, 12-18" tall. Quite the showstopper, Lorenziana got top ratings for its masses of blooms over a long period of time in Florida trials. In central Maine trials, too. The genus is salt tolerant, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer-proof, and—in the words of a Florida theme park director—"butt hardy," meaning it can bounce back after people sit on it. Besides people, it also attracts bees, butterflies, and birds. Exemplary cut flower. Start 6-8 weeks early or direct seed. Blooms all summer if deadheaded. Full sun.
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