Gaillardia aristata Arizona Red Shades

Blanket Flower

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12" (Plant 15" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-10   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Red / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Masses of large, deep red blossoms are produced all summer, even under hot and dry conditions. Very floriferous. Occasional yellow accents and centers as tips of Gaillardia Arizona Red Shades mature. Shorter and more compact than G. Burgundy. It is beautiful displayed at the front of a border.

Features to Note:

  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • OK in Containers
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • 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 carefree. Best in poor loose soils (no clay).

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: GAAR