Gaillardia Arizona Series

Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Red Shades'

Blanket Flower

Gaillardia aristata ÔArizona Red ShadesÕ

Photo Credit: Walters Gardens


Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Red Shades'

Blanket Flower

This award winning series of bicolor Gaillardia is characterized by large 3", showy flowers perched above a compact, uniform mound of fuzzy, grey-green foliage. 'Arizona Red Shades' bears crimson red flowers with slight yellow tips. They appear for several months, allowing for summer-long sales. These nativars are visited frequently by honeybees and other pollinators all season long. Recommend them for sunny, dry areas with excellent drainage.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 10
  • Height: 10-12"
  • Spread: 12-16"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid-Fall, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Red Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 10
  • Height: 10-12"
  • Spread: 12-16"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid-Fall, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Red Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes