Gaillardia Arizona Sun

Blanket Flower

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-15" (Plant 15" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Mixed / Mixed
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Large fiery orange red blossoms of Arizona Sun are tipped by a ring of rich flame yellow. Forms a neat mound of lance-shaped, grayish-green leaves. Near end of season, leave spent flower heads for seed to attract goldfinches. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner 2005.

Features to Note:

  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • OK in Containers
  • Deer Resistant
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Humidity Tolerant

Gaillardia General Information:

The common name of Gaillardia refers to the resemblance to brightly patterned Native American blankets - hence Blanket Flower. Extremely drought and heat tolerant, once established. From the early summer on, very showy banded flowers "blanket" this plant. The ends of the petals have a torn, ruffled appearance. Butterflies are drawn to it.

Gaillardia Plant Care:

New plantlets can be started by cutting straight down along the side of a clump in midsummer. New plants will form at the severed roots. Completely carefee. Best in poor loose soils (no clay).

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: GAAS