Blanket Flower 'Arizona Sun'

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Description

Blanket Flowers are valuable in the summer border for their very long season of bloom. They form a low mound of light-green leaves, bearing upright stems of large daisy-type flowers. Large fiery orange red blossoms of Arizona Sun are tipped by a ring of rich flame yellow. Forms a neat mound of lance-shaped, grayish-green leaves. Near end of season, leave spent flower heads for seed to attract goldfinches.

Plant Details

Plants

Latin Name:
Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'
Plant Type:
Perennial
Care :
Blanket Flowers prefer well-drained soils with moderate fertility. If the soil is too wet, Gaillardia will have trouble getting established, and may fizzle out after the first year. These tough perennial plants like it hot!
Light Requirements:
  • Full Sun
Habit:
Compact, mounded form.
Plant Height:
12 inches
Plant Width:
16 inches
Foliage:
Light green leaves.
Bloom:
Large, fiery orange-red flowers surrounded by a ring of yellow bloom all summer long.
Zone:
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
Special Features:
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Container Use
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cut/Dried Flower