A.A.S. and Fleuroselect Winner 2005. Arizona Sun blankets the garden with brilliant 10 cm (4") wide yellow and red flowers.
Arizona Sun blankets the garden with brilliant 10 cm (4") wide yellow and red flowers. Thrives in the poorest of locations under full sun and begins blooming earlier in the season and goes longer into the fall than other Gaillardias. Garden friendly compact plants mature to 30 cm (12") height. Flowers the first year from an early March sowing. Very easy to grow and very persistent. Removing faded blooms improves performance into autumn. Gaillardia has been popular with cottage gardeners since the beginning of forever!. Hardy to Zone 3.
Packet of 20 seeds $2.99
How To Grow
350 seeds/gram. Blanket Flower. Sow directly outdoors anytime from April to August in a sunny spot for flowering in the following year. For first year flowering sow seed indoors in a soil-less mix at the beginning of March - do not cover seed as light aids in germination. Germinate at 20- 25 C (70-80 F) for 14-21 days. Then grow on under lights at a cooler temperature before hardening off and planting outside.
Blooming Season Begins
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring or Late Summer
Days to Emergence
14 to 21
Low to Medium %2815 to 30 cm%29%286%22 to 12%22%29
Degree of Difficulty
Gaillardia X grandiflora
Massing in a sunny area.
Hot sunny areas with poor soil.
Containers and planters.
Attractive to butterflies.