Gaillardia Mesa™ Peach
Mesa Peach Blanket Flower
Details16-18" tall x 20-22" wide. With outstanding vigor, uniform size and summer-long bloom, Gaillardia Mesa™ Peach is an excellent native plant for parts of your garden where hot, dry, poor soil conditions predominate.“Peach colored flowers dipped in golden-yellow” nicely describes the stunningly bright flowers. This is an excellent pollinator plant attracting bees and butterflies. Individual flowers are 2 to 2 1/2" across.
|Common Name||Mesa Peach Blanket Flower|
|Botanical Name||Gaillardia Mesa Peach|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Flower Color||Orange, Yellow|
|Mature Height||16-18" tall|
|Mature Spread||20-22" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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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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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