Gaillardia Arizona Apricot

Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower

Arizona 'Apricot is a uniquely colored Blanket Flower with apricot-orange colored petals. 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).
Zones 4 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flowers
Containers
Native
Rock Gardens
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 12" tall 12" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Size No
SKU 53252

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" tall x 12" wide (seed propagated). A new color from the breeder of 'Arizona Sun', this compact, ever-blooming selection has soft orange-yellow tipped petals. Extremely heat tolerant, it's a great choice for full sun, poor soil sites. Plant with Salvia.
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SKU
53252
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower
Botanical Name
Gaillardia Arizona Apricot
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12" tall
Mature Spread
12" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
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, Cut Flowers, Containers, Native, Rock Gardens, Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid Free
Yes - Learn More
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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