Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades' (Blanket Flower) 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).
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.
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Arizona Red Shades Blanket Flower
Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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
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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