Gaillardia aristata Arizona Red Shades

Blanket Flower

$10.95 ea. (3+ discount) $10.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: GAAR

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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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12"
Spacing: 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: Red
Accent: Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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

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).