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Gaillardia 'Arizona Apricot'
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Gaillardia 'Arizona Apricot'

Goodbye boring color! Bountiful blooms fill your garden summer-fall
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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

Goodbye boring bloom color! Beckon pollinators! Trouble-free gaillardia thrives in pool soil!

Blanket flowers are hardy, drought tolerant perennials, eager to bloom the first year in your garden.  Profuse 3.5" daisy-like blooms smother the plant when in full bloom. This plant delivers when it comes to color and pollinators love them too!  Enjoy a unique range of  apricot, yellow, oranges surrounding a central cone of orange and green that last all summer long and can be cut for bouquets.

At 12" tall and wide, it is ready for a sunny, well-drained spot in the garden.  Unlike other forms of gaillardia that can get lanky and flop after a heavy rain and are short lived, Arizona Apricot stays neat and tidy and is ultra-hardy.  Fuzzy-textured foliage is unappealing to deer.

How to grow gaillardia

They are not particular about soil ph, but they absolutely need well-drained soil to do their best and full sun.  Water well when first planted until established. Virtually maintenance free and does require deadheading to keep it blooming all season. You'll find  you'll get more blooms and a tidier habit if you do deadhead and your blooms will keep going well into fall.  Adaptable to drought, heat, humidity, cold and poor soil.

Designing with gaillardia

Gaillardias are mainstays of the perennial garden with their long blooming cheerful daisy-like flowers. Their compact size makes them ideal for the front of the perennial border or even along an entryway where their summer show never knows when to end.  Excellent in containers. Plant in groupings for best effect.

Pair with blues such as stokesia (featured in pictures) butterfly bush, festuca, salvia or caryopteris Combine with other heat tolerant plants such as sedums, hens & chicks, or creeping thyme.  Add some stunning silver with artemisia Powis Castle or silver mound.

Easy as pie sunlover promises to to deliver on long lasting beauty and ultra toughness in any dry part of your garden.

Special Features:Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Everblooming, Fast Growing, Heat tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Blooming, Reblooming,

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
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  • 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.