gallardia goblin no blooms?? - Knowledgebase Question

North Tonawanda, NY
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Question by flowerladysw
July 31, 2006
gallardia is Aug. 1 tomorrow and my goblin is all foliage and puffy but no buds??? can you advise.????? I transplanted it in the very very early spring. I live in western NY. [email protected]

Answer from NGA
July 31, 2006
Gaillardia grows best in hot, sunny weather and in soil that is well drained and not too rich. A location in less than full direct sun all day can limit flowering. Sometimes a cool or cloudy season will delay blooming. And, overfertilizing with nitrogen can encourage foliage and vegetative growth at the expense of flowering. I hope this helps you trouble shoot.

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