- Light Requirement is Full Sun
- Height 12-24 Inches
- Width 18-36 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Heat tolerant, perfect for hanging baskets and window boxes!
- Growing Zones 8 - 11
This flower gives nothing but warm smiles and good vibes. Heat it Up® Scarlet Blanket Flower Gaillardia hybrid is the perfect summer flower that shines so bright! Also known as the blanket flower, Gaillardia has gorgeous orange flowers that are highlighted with a dash of golden yellow on the outer edge of the petals. The bloom time is from spring to well into the fall. Its green foliage stands proud and creates a lush mounding habit. Medium in height, this plant grows 12 to 24 inches in height and can spread 18 to 36 inches in length.
It is a US native wildflower cultivated to display the best of its abilities in both strength and beauty. It is heat and drought tolerant, disease and deer resistant, and has long-lasting Fall interest. When creating containers use Gaillardia as a filler. It is sure to attract pollinator friends like bees and butterflies. Imagine a mass of blanket flowers creating a tapestry throughout the landscape, or imagine it hanging from a porch balcony welcoming you home.
Heat it Up® Scarlet Blanket Flower Care
Gaillardia has so much to love. It is well adapted to poor soil conditions that are low in fertility. Little to any fertilizer is necessary. Just make sure that this plant has well-draining and relatively moist soil. Once established, it can tolerate periods of drought. If spent flowers and stems are trimmed back it does clean up nicely, but deadheading is not necessary. The lazy gardener approach is ideal. This plant will still produce an abundance of reblooming flowers and still, look amazing.
Heat it Up® Scarlet Blanket Flower is a short-lived perennial in zones 8 to 11. For the rest of the colder zones, typically the blanket flower is categorized as an annual. Gaillardia will bloom from planting until frost. Heavily mulching in landscapes may help to overwinter Gaillardia, but it is not full-proof.
Heat it Up® Scarlet Blanket Flower Spacing
Space the blanket flower 18 to 36 inches apart in landscape plantings. Twelve-inch hanging baskets are preferred. Use a 14-inch container when planting combination pots. Leave at least 6 inches or more between plants when spacing Gaillardia in containers.
Heat it Up® Scarlet Blanket Flower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11|
|Flower Color(s): Orange|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost|
|Foliage Color(s) Green|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 12-24 Inches|
|Spread: 18-36 Inches|
|Spacing: 12-24 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Use Types: Border Plant, Combinations, Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape, Mass Planting|
|Features: Native to North America, Fall Interest, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor|
|Scientific Name: Gaillardia hybrid 'G15272' USPPAF, Can PBRAF|
|Common Name: Heat it Up® Scarlet Blanket Flower|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.