Annual Gaillardia (Gaillardia Pulchella) is a flower that resembles the daisy that blooms in vibrant shades of oranges, reds, and yellows. They most often sprout between early summer and early fall. Their beautiful smell and bright colors help to attract butterflies. Some of them are frilled-shaped petals whereas others have blooms of a tubular shape. The flower can grow in ranges of a foot high to over 25 inches. The ideal way to begin the planting process is to grow them inside between four and six weeks prior to the last frost. After this period and when the weather has begun to warm, transplant them into the garden. In areas with milder winters, it is possible to just sow the seeds directly into the ground during late fall, or even early spring. After they have been grown indoors, you can move them outdoors.
When planting, make sure to place the smaller varieties about a foot apart, and larger ones at around 18 inches. Make sure to work the soil using either a tiller or a garden fork so that a little more than a foot of the top soil is loose. After, mix in 2-4 inches of compost and dig a hole about twice as large as the pot that it was originally planted in. Take the plant from the container and put it into the hole you dug so that the soil surface is level with the top of the root ball. Fill in the empty areas with soil and pack it down so that it's firm. Ensure you conduct carefully maintenance by cutting dead flowers every time they arise.