Blanket Flower (Gaillardia 'Arizona Red Shades')

Also sold as:
Gaillardia aristata

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 10-14 inches wide
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Herbaceous, Dark green.
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Other: Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer.
Flower Color: Red
Multi-Color: Blooms are multi colored with just a tinge of yellow around center and edges of petals. Blooms are 4 in. wide.
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 70-75
Days to germinate: 14-42
Depth to plant seed: 1/8
Suitable for wintersowing
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Some hybrid cultivars won't set true from seed.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Gaillardia - time to bloom, and particular information on 'Punch Bowl' by Polymerous Mar 23, 2016 9:05 PM 14
Gaillardia does anyone grow? by daylilydreams Feb 25, 2013 2:46 PM 15
Perennials in Pots by RickCorey Apr 27, 2012 10:52 PM 86

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