Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionCheery color and a cute, button-like habit make 'Arizona Apricot' blanket flower (Gaillardia sp.) an ideal choice for a sunny spot in your garden. Daisy-shaped flowers are a rich yellow with a distinctive orange center that functions as a "target" to bring in pollinators by the score. This North American native blooms for weeks, even longer if you give it a little trim to remove the old flowers. Unbothered by deer or rabbits, you can count on this blanket flower to provide lots of flowers even in the hottest, driest spots in your landscape.DetailsBotanical name:Gaillardia 'Arizona Apricot'' Common name: Blanket flower Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x Width: 12" x 12" Flower color: Apricot hues Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Late spring-fall Bloom time: Summer, spring, fall Features: Space savers, native, low flammability, deer resistant, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, containers, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, naturalizing, small spaces How To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil. Thrives in dry soils, and is very drought tolerant. Light: Full sun is best for maximum bloom Water: Dry to medium Spacing: 18 in Fertilizing: In average soil, needs almost no fertilizer. Grows well in lean soil. Do not over fertilize. Winterizing: Cut back in fall or spring. Maintenance & Pruning: Shear flower spikes after initial flowering to promote continued bloom. Does not required deadheading to keep it blooming all season. But you'll get more blooms and a maintain a tidier habit if you do deadhead and your blooms will keep going well into fall.
I wasn’t crazy over this when I received it. Planted anyway. End of season I was ready to trash it. SO GLAD I didn’t. This spring its blooming full time and healthy. It’s about 1’ wide and popping babies all around it. I can actually see it from the road!
'Arizona Apricot' Blanket Flower
The plants arrived fresh and healthy and quickly bloomed, even in the cool fall weather.
Arizona apricot flower
It has not yet bloomed .. but it is a very healthy plant. I do like it so far ..
'Arizona Apricot' Blanket Flower
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