Arizona Sun Blanket Flower

Gaillardia x 'Arizona Sun'

SKU
3571
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A hot colored variety of the American native blanketflower. Blooms July through frost in 3 inch fiery red daisies edged with a ring of vivid yellow. Compact growth habit makes a better plant for massing and edging. Add to native gardens, wild landscapes and traditional borders. Tolerates drought and heat; exceptional in the west. Herbaceous perennial. Full sun. Compact habit, 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationgay-LAR-dee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureBold Summer Color

Thrives in organically rich, loose, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate periodic drought. Feed sparingly. Remove spent blooms to encourage profuse flowering. Cut back to 3 in. above ground in early spring.

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