Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' (Blanket Flower) is a 2005 All America Selections winner because of its outstanding hardiness, 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).
2005 All-America Selections Winner 10" tall x 12" wide. Gaillardia grandiflora '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. '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.)
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Arizona Sun Blanket Flower
Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Plants For Small Spaces, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Rabbit Resistant
All American Selections
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
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.
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.
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.
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