Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun

Arizona Sun Blanket Flower

Gaillardia Arizona Sun 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).
Zones 3 - 9
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 10" tall , 12" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014577

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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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.)
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SKU
HC014577
Ships To Canada
No
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
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
10" 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
Awards
All American Selections
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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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