Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun'

Arizona Sun Blanket Flower

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Family: Compositae

Genus: Gaillardia

Parent: Gaillardia x grandiflora

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: 12" tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Red petals with yellow edges. Flowers from spring to autumn, to 4" wide. Deer resistant. Armitage says that winter hardiness is suspect. Not good in clay soils.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Santa Rosa in April 2010 and planted it in the perennial garden. It performed well all summer and has come back, though not as stongly as Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Trumpet Red'. By 2014 there were seedlings of all sorts of cultivars but none recognizable as Arizona Sun.


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