Gaillardia aristata Arizona Apricot

Blanket Flower

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12" (Plant 12" 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: Orange / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

A softer palette in warm tones of apricot with golden yellow tips surrounding a central cone of amber, gold and green. Nicely mounding foliage is tightly compact on 12 plants, providing the perfect backdrop for the blanket of 3 prolific flowers produced all summer.

An All-American Selections Award Winner in 2011. Gaillardia Arizona Apricot is beautiful displayed at the front of a border, and makes a nice edger. Pairs nicely with the soft blues of perennial Geraniums.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

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).

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: GAAA