Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Red Shades’

Blanket Flower
USDA Zone: 3-9
Blanket Flowers are valuable for their very long season of bloom. This selection blooms profusely even in the first year, forming a low, compact mound. large, crimson-red daisies, some with yellow tips, appearing from June into the autumn. Thrives in hot, sunny sites. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Not the best choice for heavy clay soil that will stay wet through the winter. Removing faded flowers will encourage constant blooming. Sister color to G. ‘Arizona Sun’, the All-America Selections and Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner.
Sun Exposure   Full Sun

Soil Type   Normal or Sandy

Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture   Dry

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color   Red   Yellow

Blooming Time   Early Summer   Mid-Summer   Late Summer   Early Fall

Foliage Color   Light Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form    Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds   Border
Containers    Cut Flower
Deer Resistant    Drought Tolerant
Edging    Rabbit Resistant
Massed

Flower Head Size   Large

Height   10-12 inches

Spread    10-12 inches

Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate    Medium

 

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