‘Arizona Sun’ Blanket Flower

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Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Sun’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 10b
‘Arizona Sun’ blanket flower is an incredible summerlong blooming machine producing masses of large, 4-inch red and yellow blooms that are covered by butterflies all summer. These North American natives are compact, 12-inch-wide plants with attractive, fuzzy, grey-green foliage. Tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions, such as dry sandy soil, heat, and humidity, these perennials can take it.
2005 AAS Winner
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Growth Size:   Low Plant - 6 to 12 inches tall, 12 to 18 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Compact
Features:   North American Native, Easy to Grow, Naturalizes Well
Drought Tolerant (once established), Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Tolerates Wide Range of Growing Conditions
Attracts:   Butterflies
Garden Ideas:   
Perennial, Waterwise, Cutting
Flower features:    Showy Flowers, Good for Cut Flowers
Large, 3 to 4 in. wide, fiery orange red blossoms with yellow-tipped petals that bloom in summer through fall
Foliage type and color:    Herbaceous, Green
Landscape Uses:    Beds
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Ground Cover
‘Arizona Sun’ Blanket Flower is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 6 to 12 inches tall, 12 to 18 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   1-2 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Full Sun
Watering:   Low
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Well-drained
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Fertilize in spring when new growth appears, and once more before flowering with a general purpose or slow-release fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 10b

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