Blanket flower

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of www.provenwinners.com
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Blanket flower (Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun')
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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 Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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