Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades'
Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades' - Blanket Flower - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
More About Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades'
- AKA Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Red Shades'
- Dwarf selection
- Crimson-red blooms
- Leaves are elongated, hairy and grayish-green
- Heat and drought tolerant
- Neat, mounding habit
- Attracts butterflies
- Bloom Time: Early Summer to early fall
Blanket Flower Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. Too much shade will cause gaillardia to grow leggy and flop over. Although a little moisture is needed, they are quite drought and heat tolerant. Will not grow well in a heavy, clay-based soil. Deadheading will improve the overall appearance and extend bloom time.
Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall