Gaillardia Arizona Sun

Gaillardia Arizona Sun

Perennial Blanket Flower

( Gaillardia Aristata ‘ Arizona Sun’ )

Gaillardia Arizona Sun Origins:

Gaillardia Arizona Sun

– Gaillardia Aristata is a perennial parent to the Gauillardia grandiflora that is so common in todays garden centers. gaillardias are native to South and Midwest United States including Florida!

 – The Southern Living Garden
Book said ” They Thrive on Neglect, so put away the watering can and fertilizer. They love heat have no serious pests, and are not fussy about soil ( although they must have good drainage ) “ And if that weren’t good enough to get you to give these pretty plants a try, just take a look at those blooms. With so many new hybrids showing up every day there’s a Gaillardia for every garden. Never will you get so much in return for so little effort the with Gaillardia in your garden.

 – Gaillardia Arizona Sun is my absolute new favorite, i love the big bold
blooms on such a compact tidy little plant. Plant in groups of 3 or more and you can see them from down the block! Really showy plants perfect for Florida’s hot summers and sandy soils.

Gaillardia Arizona Sun Preferred Exposure:

– Gaillardia Arizona Sun will prefer a full sun location in the North Florida |
Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscapes.

Gaillardia Arizona Sun Foliage:

– Compact foliage is light, bright green and heavily cut.

 – Arizona sun is a short lived Perennial in the North Florida area garden and is best planted as an annual.

 – Don’t trim off flowers at the end of summer, let the plant go to seed so you
can have more ” Volunteers” in the garden the following season.

Gaillardia Arizona Sun Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:

– While not particular of soil components, Gaillardia Arizona Sun will need good drainage and will thrive in any well drained soil.

– Salt tolerance unknown

Gaillardia Arizona Sun Size Variance:

– Gaillardia Arizona Sun will grow only 8-10 inches high and 10-12 inches wide.

Gaillardia Arizona Sun Growth Habit:

– Gaillardia Arizona Sun is a clump forming perennial plant selection.

Gaillardia Arizona Sun Growth Rate:

– Fast growing plant establishes itself quickly into the North Florida |
Jacksonville | St. Augustine landscape.

Gaillardia Arizona Sun Bloom:

– Gaillardia Arizona Sun has big bold beautiful blooms that just cover the plants foliage during late spring and summer, blooms are a bright yellow and soft peachy orange, resembling an Arizona Sunset giving the plant its name. Flowers have a flat open daisy – like appearance.

Gaillardia Arizona Sun Water Requirements:

– Low water, drought tolerant once established into the landscape.

Butterfly or Bird Attracting:

– Gaillardia Arizona Sun will attract butterflies, and bees to your garden when in bloom!

Best Uses For Gaillardia Arizona Sun in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area garden:

– Gaillardia Arizona Sun is an excellent low growing short lived Perennial for Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape.

– Plant in masses as a flowering groundcover.

– Excellent front of the border planting for an instant eye appeal.

– Butterfly, bee attracting and deer resistant!

 – Perfect no maintenance flower for busy gardeners.

Care of Gaillardia Arizona Sun in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine
area landscape:

– Plant may be dug and divided every 2 years to make additional plants to locate in
other areas of the garden.

– Water every day during the establishment period after planting in the garden from
a nursery container.

– Fertilize each spring with a handful of garden compost or a mixture of Milorganite
and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food or