Anyone Have A Pic of Gaillardia Seedling

ladygladys(z5b/6a NEPA)May 8, 2014

Hi all! Does anyone have a clear picture of a gaillardia seedling? I've checked online and all the pics are pretty crappy.

It appears my gaillardia kicked the bucket this year and I am trying to distinguish some seedlings near the dead plant. I think I mostly just have cornflower seedlings and weeds. A pic of anyone's gaillardia seedling would help immensely!

Gladys

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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

Here is one set....though, these are not how mine normally look I will post other pics.

This post was edited by carolinaflowerlover on Fri, May 9, 14 at 8:38

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 10:43PM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

This is how mine normally look. I hope you find seedlings!

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 10:44PM
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ladygladys(z5b/6a NEPA)

Thank you so much, carolinaflowerlover! I will upload to my phone and compare it to the seedlings I have. The top pic looks very different. Is it a different cultivator? Do you have a picture of the second ones at a younger stage?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 12:06AM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

Yeah, that first one is weird. There are definitely blanketflower seeds in that jug, but it is just odd. Maybe a stray seed got in there. Lol I will check, but I think I have none younger. The seedlings are fuzzy, if that helps. :)

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 6:08AM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

Well, it must be blanketflower. I put up another pic. Weird. Really, though, they are more likely to look like the second pic...elongated fuzzy leaves. :) I will look outside in the next day or two. If you are able to enlarge the second pic, there is a small one in there. :) I wonder if it does not live long, as I also lost my blanketflower (I think the odd seedlings are its babies). It was a gorgeous flower!

This post was edited by carolinaflowerlover on Fri, May 9, 14 at 8:32

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 6:16AM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

The first pic is clover and I see at least 5 clover seedlings in that last pic carolinaflowerlover. The 2nd is definitely Blanket Flower :)

Vera

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 7:15AM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

Thanks, Vera. I thought it looked like clover, but it ended up in two different pots, so I was a bit confused. Good to know! I removed those images and kept the good one. :) Sorry, Lady!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 8:40AM
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ladygladys(z5b/6a NEPA)

Carolina, thank you so much again for the seedling pics! Unfortunately mine did not reseed :( seedlings appear to be bachelor buttons and weeds. I just bought some gaillardia plugs for only $2.19 from a local greenhouse. I also spring sowed some gaillardia seeds because I am going to treat them as biennials since they seem to die after 2 years.

Good news is around the same area the dead gaillardia is located are 4-5 reseeded cosmos! I have never had them do that before!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 10:40PM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

Awww Sorry to hear about no seedlings...but the plugs sounds like a great deal! I am glad to hear about the cosmos, too. I love cosmos. :) I am realizing I need to replant every year for a few years....my best one from last year died. :( I think one came back, though. (crossing fingers)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 7:02PM
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nattydoll(7)

These are apparently good for summer sowing, see the link below, and keep trying :)

I sowed these indoors on June 19th, and they took 4-5 days to germinate. When the seedlings first popped up, the center leaf was the same length as the two on the sides, staying close to the soil, very fuzzy, but only in the center.

I experimented with different things I read online: two dry seeds, one seed that had been soaked overnight, and one that was soaked and then chilled in the fridge for a few days (to make it think it had gone through the winter season).

The only successful seeds were the plain dry ones! ha. I have also scattered several in diff parts of my lawn, with varying levels of sun and water. Granted, the seedlings look like weeds, but I haven't spotted any outside.

I'm going to transplant one of these. Wish me luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: Old thread on Summer Sowing Gaillardia

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 3:26PM
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ladygladys(z5b/6a NEPA)

Thank you so much nattydoll! I will summer sow some of these tomorrow since the spring sown ones were a bust. I will keep a copy of your seedlings for future reference as well!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 8:56PM
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