Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades

Arizona Red Shades Blanket Flower

 

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12" x 12" wide. Arizona 'Red Shades' is a recent introduction with dark orange-red flowers. With modest deadheading this selection will bloom all summer thriving in full, hot sun and poor soils. Attractive to butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 53251

Details

12" x 12" wide. A new color companion to the fabulous 'Arizona Sun' Gaillardia, 'Arizona Red Shades' brings gardeners a dwarf, well branched variety that thrives in dry heat. The gorgeous flowers with brick red petals and a darker burgundy cone keep coming all summer.

Once established, the plants perform best with only occasional deep watering. We recommend this variety as an outstanding, easy-to-grow choice for your hottest, sunniest garden spots.
SKU 53251
Common Name Arizona Red Shades Blanket Flower
Botanical Name Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 12" tall
Mature Spread 12" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Hot Desert, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)

Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) is a long-blooming native wildflower that is easy-to-grow and provides ample nectar for butterflies. It's resistant to browsing rabbits and deer.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Needs sandy/gravely and sandy loam type soils. Avoid clay.
  • Does best with gravel mulches.
  • After their second growing season, only requires deep but infrequent watering. Too much water makes them floppy and shortens their lifespan.
  • Plant in full, hot sun.
  • Adding just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly-amended soil.

Special comments:

  • Deadhead plants to prolong bloom. Leave a few seed heads on the plants to encourage re-seeding.
  • Blanket Flowers are generally grown from seed and are short lived perennials (3-4 years) and gardeners should replace them with new plants when the old plants lose vigor.
  • Garden care:

    • Fertilize Gaillardia just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
    • Leave all Gaillardia varieties standing over the winter and cut back to 1-2" inches above the soil in mid-spring when the plants begin to wake up.

    View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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  • Hardy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)

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3.0

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades:

      Very slow to get going.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love these Gaillardia

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      from Greater Los Angeles Area

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      • Attractive
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        • Outdoors
        • Patio
        • Pool Area

        Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades:

        With drought restrictions, I needed something hardy that didn't need a lot of water, but still looked pretty. These gaillardia were perfect near the patio and pool.

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        3.0

        Didn't make it through the winter.

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        from Fernandina Beach, FL

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades:

          Living in Northern Florida, we have an odd climate. Too hot for northen plants, but we freeze in the winter, so a number of plants cannot winter over. These were "okay" during the summer, but didn't make it through the winter.

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          4.0

          Love Love Love

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          from Fresno, CA

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Very Long Bloom Season

          Cons

          • Did Not Reseed

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          • Borders Fill-in Spots
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          Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades:

          Vibrant colors, long bloom season, low water needs. I'll be buying more!

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          5.0

          Easy to grow and colorful.

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          from New York State

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades:

            Packed great and good size plants. Easy to plant in garden.

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            5.0

            Non stop color!

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            from Westford, MA

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            • Attractive
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            • Healthy
            • Non Stop Blooms

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            Great product

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                Although shipping is expensive, is worthwhile. The plants arrived in excellent condition.

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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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