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Gaillardia Arizonia Sun

Blanket Flower

Large stunning flowers

This versatile perennial will bring hot vibrant colour to the garden in summer. Its large, daisy-like flowers are a fiery orange-red with distinctive bright yellow tips. It blooms profusely over the summer and the hotter the weather the better it will perform.

Where?

Plant in full sun. Perfect for a container and brilliant for filling gaps in a border.

How?

Happy in any well-drained soil. Remove faded flowers to encourage more.

Gaillardias are native to N. America and are a favourite with butterflies and bees.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 35 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 35 cm - 40 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 45 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From May to September