Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades

Arizona Red Shades Blanket Flower

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).
Zones4 - 10
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height12" tall
Mature Spread12" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC014578

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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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.
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SKUHC014578
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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
Advantages
Native
Ideal Region
West, Hot Desert
Planting Time
Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To 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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