Blanket flower Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Blanket flower (Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun') gay-LARD-ee-ah Genus: Gaillardia This 2005 All-America Selections® winner is a cultivar of our native blanket flower. It covers itself in large reddish flowers with yellow edges up to a month earlier than other gaillardia. Growing to just about a foot tall and wide, it is beautiful at the front of a border. Noteworthy Characteristics: Orange-red daisy flowers with yellow edges over a long period. Attracts butterflies. Blooms quickly from seed. Care: Grow in full sun and poor to average, well-drained soil. Deadhead regularly. Propagation: Start seeds indoors in spring at 55° to 64°F. Divide in spring or take root cuttings in winter. Problems: Mildews, rust, white smut, leaf spots, slugs, snails. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Native, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color Red, Yellow Uses Beds and Borders Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Perennials Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'View the discussion thread.