Gaillardia Mesa™ Peach

Mesa Peach Blanket Flower

Gaillardia Mesa™ Peach is a beautiful long-blooming Blanket Flower with peachy-golden flowers and excellent vigor in hot dry sections of the garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Good for Containers
Native
Good for Cut Flowers
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height16-18" tall
Mature Spread20-22" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015271

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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Per Plant - 5" Pot
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SKU
HC015271

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Details
16-18" 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.
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SKUHC015271
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Mesa Peach Blanket Flower
Botanical Name
Gaillardia Mesa Peach
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange
Mature Height
16-18" tall
Mature Spread
20-22" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
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, Easy to Grow, Good for Containers, Native, Good for Cut Flowers, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of May 6th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 22nd, 2019
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