Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun

Arizona Sun Blanket Flower

 
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Gaillardia Arizona Sun is a 2005 All America Selections winner because of its outstanding hardiness, long everblooming flowers and drought tolerance. With modest deadheading Arizona Sun Blanket Flower is covered with red-orange and yellow bi-colored flowers all season long. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).

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Zones 3 - 9
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 53244

Details

2005 All-America Selections Winner 10" tall x 12" wide. Arizona Sun Blanket Flower is one of our finest Gaillardia cultivars with showy three-inch single flowers that are mahogany-red with bright yellow edges. Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun has better uniformity and more numerous flowers than older varieties and is a remarkable garden performer. Plant in well-drained infertile soils for best results. Deadhead occasionally to keep the flowers coming all summer long! (Seed propagated.)
SKU 53244
Common Name Arizona Sun Blanket Flower
Botanical Name Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red, Yellow
Mature Height 10" 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.

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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.

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4.7

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  • Healthy (11)
  • Attractive (10)
  • Hardy (10)
  • Accurate instructions (7)
  • Versatile (5)

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  • Outdoors (7)
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Gallardia

I live at an altitude of 7500' in South Central Colorado where we have little moisture. The dirt Is hard with a lot of clay, sand and an amazing number of rocks. Digging...Read complete review

I live at an altitude of 7500' in South Central Colorado where we have little moisture. The dirt Is hard with a lot of clay, sand and an amazing number of rocks. Digging in the ground is difficult and planting is difficult. In spite of this, these drawbacks, I planted the Galliardias which are thriving and spreadIng making a beautiful corner display of color. I have not provided any supplemental watering after their first full year. These are definitely easy to grow and I have 't had any deer or rabbits bother with the.

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Not doing well

Never seems to grow. Just stays the same with a few blossoms. Everything around it grows fine.

Never seems to grow. Just stays the same with a few blossoms. Everything around it grows fine.

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5.0

A bright and cheerful addition to my garden!

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from Vail Valley

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

    I have ordered more than a dozen of these plants. They thrive in my high-altitude garden, are ignored by the deer and rabbits, are loved by the bees and seem to enjoy the lack of water and the abundant sun! Each plant produces dozens of blooms and requires little attention (although the neighbors are constantly admiring them!).

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    5.0

    Amazing

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    from Kennesaw GA

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

      Bloomed continuously from late March until Christmas in Georgia along the 7a/7b line. These were beautiful and almost every plant was hardy and well developed.

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      4.0

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      from Plano, TX

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

        Planted in front flower bed.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect

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        from Kennesaw GA

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

            A truly incredible plant! They were planted early March and have been bloominng like crazy for 7 months now, as of Oct. 26th. Height is 15 to 18 inches and they are thriving! They made it through a fairly dry summer and early fall here so far with no issues, bees and butterflies like them, and neighbors complement them. Would recommend to anyone, anywhere.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Raring to bloom

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            from La Veta, CO

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

              Only needed a little extra care when first transplanted last fall. One of the plants even put out a small flower bud. The plants are already up and growing this spring.

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              2.0

              Not doing well

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              from Wisconsin

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

              Never seems to grow. Just stays the same with a few blossoms. Everything around it grows fine.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Not a did in the bunch

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              from Woodstock Illinois

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

                Every plant I've received has been great. Because I live in Illinois with alkaline soil I appreciate the variety of plants suitable for my conditions. I have been doing prairie restoration for a number of years and many of the plants fit right in, with the occasional more exotic beauty added for oomph.

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                5.0

                Perfect plant!

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                from Rio Rancho, NM

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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

                  My gallardia moved right in and made itself at home, blooming the entire summer and early fall!

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                  5.0

                  Bright Spot of color

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                  from Longmont CO

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

                    An old favorite used in my many gardens over time.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    MY Favorite Flowers!

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                    from Oakland, CA

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                      Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

                      These are great quality plants. They started as small 5 inch plants last year, and now they are 15 to 18 inches high and spread about 18 inches.

                      Beautiful flowers!

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                      5.0

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                      from Parker, CO

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                        Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

                        I planted two of these last fall. They both bloomed last year, and made it through a rough winter. This spring, they are starting out great. They all have blooms on them already.

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

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                          Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

                          I live at an altitude of 7500' in South Central Colorado where we have little moisture. The dirt Is hard with a lot of clay, sand and an amazing number of rocks. Digging in the ground is difficult and planting is difficult. In spite of this, these drawbacks, I planted the Galliardias which are thriving and spreadIng making a beautiful corner display of color. I have not provided any supplemental watering after their first full year. These are definitely easy to grow and I have 't had any deer or rabbits bother with the.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfect

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                            Comments about High Country Gardens Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun:

                            Blooms constantly from spring until first frost as long as you agressively deadhead...

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