Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Sun’

Blanket Flower
USDA Zone: 2-9
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. Flowers are large flame-orange daisies with golden-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. An 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   Gold   Orange

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

Flower Head Size   Large

Height   8-12 inches

Spread    12-16 inches

Foot Traffic    None


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