Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' - Blanket Flower (photo credit: Missouri Botanical Garden)

Perennials

Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'

Blanket Flower

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' blooms profusely even in the first year, forming a low, compact mound. Long-lasting flowers are large flame-orange daisies with golden-yellow tips, appearing from June into fall. Thrives in hot, sunny sites. Very attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Great cut flower and container plant!

Blanket Flower Growing and Maintenance Tips:

This heat-loving, drought tolerant perennial thrives in full sun and average, well-drained soil.

Height:

8-12 Inches

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Spread:

12-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 10

Characteristics & Attributes for Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Container
Cut Flower
Edging
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Great Companion Plants for Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'
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Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum rupestre 'Angelina')
Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm')
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea taygetea 'Moonshine')
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Moses Fire')
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