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Blanket Flower

Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'

Loose clumps of fuzzy, upright stems topped with daisy-like flowers form a blanket of blooms.

Xerces Society - special value to native bees.
Blanket Flowers are valuable for their very long season of bloom. This selection blooms profusely even in the first year, forming a low, compact mound. Flowers are large flame-orange daisies with golden-yellow tips, appearing from June into the autumn. Thrives in hot, sunny sites. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Not the best choice for heavy clay soil that will stay wet through the winter. Removing faded flowers will encourage constant blooming. An All America Selections and Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

8-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 62-68° F under long days with high light levels. Keep slightly dry. Once actively growing, maintain moderate fertilization. Pinch early flower buds for improved branching. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions. Dead heading is recommended for continuous bloom.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once planted, water lightly and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in very well-drained soil in full sun to light shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.