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Arizona Red Blanket Flower

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$33.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 15 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Late summer-blooming perennials are the workhorses of the herbaceous perennial border. They help cover holes left by early and mid-summer bloomers, ushering in the cooler days and colors of the fall. Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Red” is a great plant that ticks all of the boxes for the late summer garden. This perennial attracts a wide range of beneficial pollinators late into the season but can tolerate the heat and dryness of late summers in the western portion of the United States. 

Arizona Red Blanket Flower is one of the lowest maintenance plants available. The plant is naturally mounding and dense without needing to pinch out branch tips. The deep red flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies for an extended period. Blanket Flowers are medium-sized growers that look great massed in the central areas of a border or used in the outer transition zones of a rain garden plan. Arizona Red Blanket Flower looks excellent with other late-season bloomers like Russian Sage, Coneflowers, and Shasta Daisies.  

Arizona Red Blanket Flower Care

Plant Gaillardia in well-draining average to poor-nutrition soil. Clay soil is acceptable as long as drainage remains good through the winter. Blanket Flowers thrive in full sun and tolerate shade either early or late in the day. Fertilizing only needs to be done in the spring. Use a granular slow-release fertilizer scratched into the soil around the root zone. Mulching with 2-3 inches of organic compost is also a great way to provide nutrition for these perennials. Water the plants well and consistently for the first 1-2 years. After they are well established, Blanket Flowers are very drought tolerant.

Maintenance for Blanket Flowers couldn't be easier. There is no need to remove the dead or dying foliage in the fall. Leave the seed heads over the winter for non-migrating birds and other wildlife to forage. Cut back and remove any remaining dead foliage and stems in the spring. Give the plants either a dose of slow-release fertilizer or a 2-3-inch layer of compost around the root zone. Divide and replant Blanket Flowers every 3-4 years or when the blooming vigor has slowed. 

Arizona Red Blanket Flower Spacing

The mature size of the Blanket Flower is a compact mound of 10-12 inches tall and wide. When planting in large numbers, space the plants approximately 10 inches apart on center. Use a container with at least a diameter of 8 inches if growing in a pot.

Arizona Red Blanket Flower Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 15 Inches
Habit: Mounded, Spreading, Upright
Flower Color(s): Red, Yellow
Flower Description: Red And Gold
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: N/A
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Brand: N/A
Common Name: Arizona Red Blanket Flower
Other Name(s): Arizona Red Blanket Flower
Scientific Name: Gaillardia 'Arizona Red'
SKU:
1231005601-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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