Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower

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Perfect for native plantings, drought-tolerant xeriscapes, and fire-resistant landscaping, the sunny juicy hues of the Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Apricot') charms your eye with its very fresh feel and non-stop color!

Huge, glowing apricot-yellow blooms soften into a warm apricot, nearly orange as they age. This colorway hasn't been seen before, and it's just gorgeous! Lovely forked petals and a spikey, crown of apricot to orange stamen, complete their glowing faces and Arizona Apricot radiates like large gilded daisies! Raised, smooth centers of yellow are perfect landing pads for bees and butterflies! Each bloom has ample nectar and pollen for all! 

Plus the non-stop blooming all growing season until fall provides your floral arrangements with loads of blooms - the more you snip, the more they bloom! You'll be amazed at how prolific this selection will be for you. Easy care and highly adaptable, it was selected as the 2011 All-American Selection Winner! Extremely heat and cold hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 10, there's not much that will stop this perennial! Even deer and rabbits tend to pass it by!

Planting and Application:

If you are looking for reliable summer color in hot, dry sunny borders, you'll get a ton of bang for your buck with this one! This beloved native plant brings you so many butterflies and hummingbirds to your landscape too! They'll love the feast you provide for the entire season. Cut flower borders and Cottage gardens gain juicy glowing tones, sunny edging, and front-of-the-border color all season long!

Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower is perfect for Rock gardens or other poor soil gardens! Regarding Firescaping and Xeriscaping, this plant is a champion! Use en masse on any hot, dry site or sandy and sunny slope for erosion control and color. Gaillardia are also perfect accents and edging along pathways, driveways and that tricky 'hell strip' between the sidewalk and street!

No space? No problem! Arizona Apricot is just as happy in a large planter or terra cotta pot around your patios, balconies, or front porch container gardens!

  • Glowing Golden-Apricot Color & Deeper Orangy Centers
  • Very Long Bloom Season
  • Compact, Vigorous Mounds of Green Foliage
  • Pollinator Heaven & Ample Nectar & Pollen Resource
  • Xeric & Firescaping
  • Containers, Edging, Specimens, Space-Saving Beds & Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Arizona Apricot Gaillardia grows vigorously to a 12-inch tall and wide herbaceous perennial mound. Thriving in average to low fertility and almost any type of well-drained soil. Doing their very best in full sun only. Tolerant to dry soils and drought once established, Blanket Flower does not do well in heavy clay soils. Gaillardia self-seeds, so deadhead after the blooms fade is recommended, and to encourage new blooms in profusion! Prune back in late fall once the foliage begins to yellow.

  • Absolutely Loves the Sun
  • Low to Average Soil Moisture
  • Well-Drained Average Soil
  • Deadhead to Prevent Reseed & Encourage More Blooms
  • Prune Back Late Fall
  • Easy-Care, Adaptable, Drought-Tolerant, Deer & Rabbit Resistant

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-10
Growing Zones 3-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Apricot'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 inches
Mature Spread 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Average to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No