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Blanket flower

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'

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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 CharacteristicsOrange-red daisy flowers with yellow edges over a long period. Attracts butterflies. Blooms quickly from seed.

CareGrow in full sun and poor to average, well-drained soil. Deadhead regularly.

PropagationStart seeds indoors in spring at 55° to 64°F. Divide in spring or take root cuttings in winter.

ProblemsMildews, rust, white smut, leaf spots, slugs, snails.

  • Genus : Gaillardia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Red, Yellow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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