- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 12 Inches
- Width 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 3-10
There are some flowers that can always make people smile. Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower is the one that comes to mind. These stunning blooms are like mini sunflowers that grow low to the ground and transform edges into a quilted patchwork. Expect flowers for 3 months from Summer into Fall. Gaillardia aristata is a hardy native perennial that showcases a beautiful apricot colored center that radiates a golden orange halo surrounded by sunny yellow-tipped petals. Its bright green foliage is short and mounding only reaching 1 foot in height and 1 foot in diameter.
A flower so beautiful is graced with strength. Coastal areas where the salt spray can be detrimental to plants does not hinder Gaillardia. Even in the absence of water, this plant can handle periods of drought with ease. This perennial is a favorite of bees and butterflies. Deer resistance is definitely a bonus. Put your best foot forward and get planting. Edge these plants in clumps along pathways and create a bright and elegant tapestry. Use the blanket flower in combination planters as the filler in the thriller, filler, spiller sequence. Bring the beauty indoors. Interior decorate with fresh cut flowers or makes a lasting impression with a dried bouquet.
Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower Care
There are a few tips and tricks to keep Gaillardia thriving in your garden. Pick an area that has full sun. Any garden area that has average or less than ideal garden soil will work too. Just make sure that the site is well-draining and it stays more on the dry side than constantly wet. Once blooms are spent, deadheading will help to keep blooms prolific. No fertilizer is needed for average soil.
These sunny perennials are hardy in zones 3 to 10. Either trim dead growth back in late fall or just wait till Spring. Cleaning up the garden in the Fall is not a recommended practice like it once was. A more cluttered garden with dead debris can actually help native insect populations like bees and butterflies to survive overwinter.
Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower Spacing
To create a luscious naturalistic approach, plant in large groups or masses. For the initial planting, space a 12-inch gap between plants. These plants will easily spread out over time and create new offshoots that become new plants so they can be enjoyed for years to come.
Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-10
|Plant Type: Perennial
|Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun
|Mature Height: 12 Inches
|Mature Width: 12 Inches
|Plant Spacing: 12 Inches
|Growth Habit: Mounded
|Flower Color(s): Orange
|Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer Early Fall
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Bright Green
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
|Uses: Border Plant Container Cut Flower Dried Flower Mass Planting
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Apricot'
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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