Gaillardia Arizona Sun

Blanket Flower
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All-American Selections Award
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. An All-American Selections Award Winner 2005.

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Code GAAS

Patent

Plant Type Perennials

Species

Height Short 12-15"

Spacing Plant 15" 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
  • OK in Containers
  • 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).