Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun'

Arizona Sun Blanket Flower

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Gaillardia x grandiflora is a hybrid between G. aristata which occurs in western and northern states, and G. pulchella which occurs everywhere but the northwestern states. The resulting cross, G. x grandiflora, is very tolerant of both heat and cold, and of drought, and is pretty to boot. 'Arizona Sun' is a Fleuroselect Gold Medal and an All-America winner that blooms from early summer on into fall on very compact, 10-12” plants. It has 2”, brilliant, orange-red blooms banded with bright yellow. Flowers look positively like they were painted out in a scalding hot desert. This little firecracker likes full sun and dry, poor soil. Deadheading will keep it flowering for months while butterflies swarm all over it. Obvious companions would be butterfly weed, any of the coneflowers, Terra Cotta yarrow, and pink muhly grass.



Container plant

Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow


Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun

Soil Condition

Average, Sandy, Clay

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist


full quart


less than 12in



Flower Color

Yellows, Orange,

coral, Red, scarlet

Bloom Time

Early summer Mid summer

Late summer, Early fall



Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9