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Arizona Red Blanket Flower

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades'
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POS ID: 165308
Arizona Red Blanketflower is a recent introduction with a sturdy, compact habit. As a seed strain, most plants will produce solid red flowers, but a few will have golden yellow tipping the petals. Blanketflowers are tough perennials, loving hot, dry conditions once established and not needing to be pampered. Perfect for containers or a water-wise garden.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
 
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Quick Facts

  • Attractive flowers
  • Drought tolerant
  • Short, compact habit

Details

Arizona Red Blanketflower is a recent introduction with a sturdy, compact habit. As a seed strain, most plants will produce solid red flowers, but a few will have golden yellow tipping the petals. Blanketflowers are tough perennials, loving hot, dry conditions once established and not needing to be pampered. Perfect for containers or a water-wise garden.

Weight: 5 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Flowers

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 12 inches

Mature Width

Up to 18 inches

Features

Attractive flowers

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

Red

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Remove spent flowers to encourage continuous bloom. Plants will continue to bloom without deadheading but not as much. Gaillardia are evergreen in mild winters, but the tired-looking foliage from last year is best removed in winter before new leaves emerge in spring.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Loose, lean, and well draining

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

This plant will flourish in the high heat of summer, with direct full sunlight.

Water Needs

Requires regular watering until established, then drought tolerant.

Disease and Pests

Root rot and powdery mildew are common for this plant

USDA Hardiness Zone

3

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