Common name: Blanket Flower Gaillardia A. Arizona Sun

Height: 8-10 Inches
Spread: 10 Inches
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Early summer Midsummer Late summer Early fall
How's your soil?: Poor Soil Average Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio Prairie Cottage Eclectic
 
 

A 2005 All-American Selection and winner of the 2005 Fleuroselect Gold Medal.

This compact and uniform perennial produces masses of large, 3" diameter, fiery orange-red blooms tipped by a ring of rich flame yellow.

Butterflies are highly attracted to its bright colors. Since these plants bloom from early summer into fall, they will provide continuous color in containers and will keep those vases full of fresh blanket flower bouquets all season long.

These perennials require little care once established. They are heat tolerant and actually prefer to be grown in poorer soils. They get their name from the manner in which they used to blanket North American prairies with their blooms. They can still be found in fields and along roadsides in the prairie region and into the Rockies.