Gaillardia Arizona Apricot

Blanket Flower
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All-American Selections Award
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.

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Code GAAA
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species aristata
Height Short 12"
Spacing Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones
3-9
Soil Type Normal, Sandy
Water Needs Low
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt 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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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).