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by alankhart on April 11, 2006 06:53 AM
I've seen it listed in several mail order catalogs the last 2 years, and really like it, but was reluctant to order it because the prices were a little to high ( from $10 to $20 for a 3 or 4 inch pot). I went to Lowe's this afternoon and was just looking around and came across a metal shelf with plants on the bottom shelf waiting to be put up. It was the same plant! Their price was $4.43 for a gallon container...so I got 3 of them. Here'a photo of the bloom.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e47/alankhart/DSCF1095.jpg

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by Michael15r on April 11, 2006 09:57 AM
Hey I like that flower a lot. Never heard of it, but I may have to get that because I know its going to be easy to grow.

* Hey are they easy to take care of?
* Do their seeds spread rapidly though-out the garden?

--> I like those type of flowers that are easy to take care of and grow very fast and grow on their own every spring.

Thanks in advance...

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by angelblossom on April 11, 2006 11:07 AM
alan and Michael....I have that one too! [thumb]
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I Planted some seeds I recieved from TK but couldn't wait and went and bought one I put this one in my white rock sitting area I understand they are heat drought tolerant someone else I think it was Triss [dunno] posted a pic of hers along a fence very full and beautiful  -

Full sun.. Height to 12 " space 12" blooms early summer to autumn,, Plant in fertile well drained soil alow to soil to dry between waterings removed faded flowers , excellent for borders containers, and rock gardens..
Now I also get the rewards growing from seeds!

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by Michael15r on April 11, 2006 01:00 PM
Wonderful photos, I can't wait now!...

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by jonni13 on April 11, 2006 01:21 PM
OK, now I have to check out Lowes on a more regular basis. I've been wanting the 'Fanfare' for a couple of years as well.
I posted a pic of my blanket flower along a fence.
Fanfare differ from regular blanket flowers in that each petal around the center is 'rolled' into a trumpet-shape.

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by weezie13 on April 11, 2006 08:04 PM
Okay, Diane, go back and take a another peak at Alan's flower again...
and look closely at the petals on the flower..

It's like what Tina discribed in her above post..
The individual petal is trumpeted shaped, and flared at each end...

Those have been on my wish list since I saw them come out...

**Alan, You've been looking for them for awhile too.

What a great bonus find!!!

*Michael,
I know the regular Gallardia's are very easy to take care of...... very drought tolerant...
and if you don't deadhead the flowers...
**I usually wait until the end, then let a bunch go to seed...*
And mine do re~seed, but not alot...

I haven't grown that new variety, so they may not
act the same way, dunno!!!

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by alankhart on April 12, 2006 05:25 AM
According to the tag that came with it, it prefers full sun and semi-moist soil and has fast growth. I assume it is like most other blanket flowers and will reseed. I went back today and bought 3 more...I have a serious problem....

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by weezie13 on April 12, 2006 06:20 AM
Yayyyyyyyyy, Alan....
Got more goodies...

Keep us posted on these...
Would love to hear how they fare?!!?!?!?!?!? [Cool] [flower] [kissies] [gabby]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by angelblossom on April 12, 2006 06:39 AM
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Originally posted by weezie13:
Okay, Diane, go back and take a another peak at Alan's flower again...
and look closely at the petals on the flower..

It's like what Tina discribed in her above post..

I went back and looked! I agree the petals on the tips are not formed the same however I could only go by the tag in the pot and the colors are the same so is the one I have a different variety?? This one says Arizona Sun guess that may make a Difference [dunno] Now I';m really disappointed that I don't have what I thought I did [Embarrassed] Thanks sooooooo much for pointing that out When I get it all confirmed I think I'll give my nursery a call and let them know it's not the same thing!
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See what I mean?? THIS is why I believed I had the same thing!!!!!!!! I've said it once to a thousand times.. [teacher] [thumb] everyday I learn from here Best thing is.. is that I do Have the seeds from TK that have already been planted!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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by Michael15r on April 12, 2006 06:46 AM
Wonderful!...
Could we do some seed swaping as soon as you have some seeds? [clappy]

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by weezie13 on April 12, 2006 08:41 AM
Diane,
You'll still be happy with those..
They are a bright, happy sunshiney flower..
And they don't quit if you keep them deadheaded..

They've got a nice long sturdy stem too for
cutting and bringing them into the house for a vase..

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by jonni13 on April 18, 2006 07:55 AM
I went to Lowe's today. Ours only had two left. I bought one gailardia fanfare
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And here is a bloom from my blanketflower ffor comparison
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by jonni13 on April 18, 2006 07:57 AM
Now that I discovered my macro, I should take a clearer pic of the blanketflower.

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