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Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' (Blanket flower)

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' gay-LARD-ee-ah Common Name: Blanket flower 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.
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, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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