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Gaillardia 'Arizona Apricot'
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Gaillardia 'Arizona Apricot'

Bright color to attract pollinators!
Item: #GAIAA1Q
ZONE 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $12.19
  • Power blooming! Goes on up to 3 months
  • Drought proof perennial thrives in poor-average soil
  • Takes on the punishing heat and humidity of summer
  • Unique apricot color!
  • Thrives in sun and well drained soil
  • Tidy grower at 12 in tall and 12 in wide
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Gaillardia 'Arizona Apricot' Description

Cheery color and a cute, button-like habit makes '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, and 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.

Special features: deer resistant, rabbit resistant, long-blooming, native to North America, heat tolerant, drought tolerant.

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Gaillardia 'Arizona Apricot'
  • Common name:
    Blanket flower
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
    Normal, Sandy
  • Soil moisture:
    Dry, Average
  • Height x width:
    12" X 12"
  • Flower color:
    Apricot hues
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Late spring-fall
  • Uses:
    Accent, Border, Containers, Cottage gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Small spaces
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #: None



Soil: 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 you blooms will keep going well into fall.