Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun', Blanket Flower

The blanket flower is so called because the flower colour resembles native American woven cloth and the original species G. aristata is indigenous to the dry plains of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. This cultivar is a real winner because it stays dwarf and compact and flowers for all of summer if deadheaded regularly. It prefers soil on the poor side and does better in sandy soil than clay. I don't have any pest and disease problems in growing it. Propagation is from seed or cuttings in late summer.
2017 update: I am currently out of stock.


  1. Ian
    Holiday hugs to you! Love this Gaillardia.
    I'm dreaming of traveling to Australia again...
    Has the flooding subsided in the SouthEast?

  2. Thanks Alice, The weather is just all too weird. yesterday was cold with snow in the high country.
    Look forward to more of your posts in 2011. Take care
    cheers Ian